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Photo of 3-year-old girl goes viral after being rescued from Boko Haram captivity

12 March 2016, 17:03

Borno – A picture of a 3-year-old girl has gone viral on social media after she was rescued from Boko Haram captivity by Nigerian troops in Borno state on Friday.

During the pursuit, the soldiers reportedly killed at least 40 Boko Haram terrorists at Alajeri village in Guzamala local government area.

The troops, belonging to the 113 Battalion of the Nigerian Army also destroyed a terrorist camp run by the same group.
According to Sahara Reporters, the troops acted after they received information that the terror group was in the area.

In a statement, Nigerian Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said the soldiers were in "high spirit" following the attack, adding that the troops suffered no casualty or injury.

A Naij report said that in the operation, the troops captured 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 ( RPG 7), 6 AK-47 rifles, 2 Fabrique Nationale rifles, 10 magazines, 188 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 64 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition. Other items recovered by the troops included 3 mobile phones, 6 copies of Holy Quran and 20 Motorcycles.

- News24 Nigeria


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