Abuja - In the latest development marking the Nigerian Army's fight against insurgency, 38 women and 42 children have been rescued from Islamist sect, Boko Haram.
According to a Naij report, Army spokesperson Sani Kukasheka Usman made the announcement on Tuesday, claiming that the rescue was made in the Garere village, Borno State through an operation known as Operation Tiger Claws.
During the operation, 42 Boko Haram extremists were killed while some ammunition was also recovered.
"The patrol team also recovered 504 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 162 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 Land Cruiser Jeep, 34 Jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automated Gas Oil (AGO), while 55 Motorcycles were demobilized during the operation.
"The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and maintained high level of alertness. They are making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists in their area of responsibilities," a statement read in part.
See pictures from the rescue below.
Read more at Naij