Scores rescued from Boko Haram bondage

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations (www.africanewshub.com)

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations (www.africanewshub.com)

AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE 
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIAN troops from Operation Lafiya Dole have intercepted 28 people previously held hostage by the Boko Haram sect in Bama Local Government Area, Borno State.

The rescued comprised two men, nine women and 17 children.

Director Army Public Relations Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the victims  claimed to have escaped from Bula Musa village.

“They have been taken to Bama town for screening, profiling and possible hand over to emergency management and humanitarian agencies,” Usman said.

The Army spokesman added that the troops deployed at internally displaced persons (IDPs) camp in Bama also intercepted 23 people comprising a man, five women and 17 children who claimed to have escaped from Boko Haram terrorists in Bula Musa general area.

During an encounter, Usman said the patrol team also had contact with elements of terrorists at Mopol and Bocos general area on Sunday.

A Boko Haram terrorist was killed and the team recovered five bicycles, wheel barrow containing sack of foodstuffs and a mobile phone.

The Army spokesman added that troops deployed at Nigeria-Cameroon border in conjunction with Civilian Taskforce also arrested two escaping Boko Haram terrorists named Mohammed Mundilga and Ahmed Ali.

He also confirmed troops located in Monguno killed two terrorists in Zankari village.

CAJ News

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