Army Rescues 605 Hostages From Sambisa Forest

Nigerian Army/Photo: AFP
Nigerian Army/Photo: AFP

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said it has rescued additional 605 Boko Haram hostages, including women and children, during its operation in Sambisa forest.

The Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Leo Irabor, stated this during a press conference at the headquarters of the 7 Division of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.

He said “69 male adults, 180 females, 227 male children and 129 female children, were rescued during the operation between December 7 and December 14, 2016.

“The victims are in our custody for further investigation and interrogation.

“On the operation, our troops are determined to wipe out the terrorists from their hideout. I can tell you that the counter terrorism operation is already yielding positive results.”

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