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Nigerian Army rescues 5000 Boko Haram hostages

26 June 2016, 12:07

Abuja - In an update on their way against insurgency, officials from the Nigerian Army have reported the rescue of 5000 hostages captured by Boko Haram, Naij reports.

According to a statement released by Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director of PR at the Army, troops conducted a fighting patrol in Zangebe, Maiwa, Algaiti and Mainari villages in which 6 militants were killed while motorcycles and bicycles were recovered.

Also read: We will not be distracted in the war against Boko Haram - Army

In Masu Yiwa, Ladin Buta, Bazaka, Kesa Gala, Tabla, Fahinde, Shirori, Gizina, Maska Aribe, Maska and Maska Lawanti, 2 insurgents were killed while 2 motorcycles were recovered, Premium Times reports. 

"In a related development, troops of 192 Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade and some vigilantes alos embarked on fighting patrol along Kusarha-Zalidava general area today. The patrol team encountered some elements of Boko Haram around Zalidava-Weige villages in which they killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number FN 132125, a belt of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition containing 42 rounds," the statement said in part.

Read more at Naij

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