Nigerian Army rescues 78 hostages in Borno


The Nigerian Army said that the Combat Team of the 7th Division successfully liberated 78 captives, consisting of 35 women and 43 children, during a proactive clearance operation in terrorist strongholds in Borno.


The Director of Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu made this announcement in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.Nwachukwu stated that the military forces have been relentlessly attacking the remnants of the Islamic State of West African Province and their JAS equivalents in the northeastern region of Nigeria.


According to him, the military forces effectively cleared six villages where terrorists were hiding with their captives during an intense gunfight, resulting in the killing of five of the offenders.

He stated that the military cleared the regions of Ngurusoye, Sabon Gari, Mairamri 1 and 2, Bula Dalo, the Bula Dalo extension, Yamanci, and Gargaji.

Nwachukwu revealed that the discovered goods included a flag associated with a terrorist group and a cell phone that belonged to the terrorists.


We are currently holding the saved individuals in jail for an initial investigation and profiling.”The troops have sustained their progress in Operation Desert Sanity III, aiming to eliminate terrorists and insurgents from the North East,”he stated.


By Nnaemeka Odenigbo

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