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Troops Rescue 42 Women, 51 Men, Two Children From Boko Haram Captivity

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The Nigerian Army said its troops have rescued 42 women, 51 men and two children used by Boko Haram terrorists as labourer on farm in different clearance operations in Borno.

Col. Sagir Musa, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, in a statement, disclosed that three terrorists were neutralized in the operation.

He added that 24 of the children rescued were administered with polio vaccines by the Nigerian Army Regimental Medical Officers. This he explained, was in line with the Chief of Army Staff directive on the collaboration between the army and National Primary Health Care Development Agency to reach out to areas not captured in the polio vaccination exercise.

Musa said new camps set up by the terrorists were also destroyed by the troops.

He said some copies of the Quran, one generator, two bicycles, flags, five bicycles, five SIM cards of different networks and assorted clothing materials were recovered.

Naija News recalls recently that the Nigeran Army in conjunction with some agencies rescued Halima Umar, a corps member in Gwoza, Borno state, from Boko Harm captivity after months with her captors.


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Last Modified: 16 July, 2019 at 9:45 am