BREAKTHROUGH: Nigerian Army Rescues Over 1, 000 Boko Haram Hostages
IN what would be termed a major success in the ongoing war against Boko Haram terror group, the Nigerian army earlier today announced the rescue of over 1, 000 hostages of the terror group in north east Nigeria, the theatre of war.
Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, in a statement obtained by ONNLive revealed that the hostages were rescued by troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with allies of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).
Below is the full text of the statement unedited.
ARMY RESCUES OVER 1000 BOKO HARAM CAPTIVES
1. Troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE has rescued over 1000 hostages from the Boko Haram Terrorists enclave.
2. The operation which was conducted in conjunction with allies of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), rescued the hostages from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
3. The hostages consisted mainly of women, children as well as some young men who were forced to become Boko Haram fighters.
4. Speaking with one of the rescued victims, Alhaji Gambo Gulumba from Amchaka village, thanked the Nigerian military for showing them love and care.
5. The Nigerian Army wishes to remind the public of its resolve to rout out Boko Haram and rescued (sic) all hostages.
6.The public is also advised to report any suspicious character to the appropriate authority for prompt action.
7. However, the rescued persons are being attended to in a military medical facility.
8. You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public through your medium.
9. Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Director Army Public Relations