Nigerian troops rescue 80-year-old man from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops on Sunday rescued an 80-year-old man, Ibrahim Matuk, from Boko Haram’s captivity in Shaltimari village, Borno State.

Mr. Matuk was rescued by soldiers from 29 Task Force Brigade who were on clearance operations to smoke out the remnants of the terrorist group in the North East Nigeria, according to a statement released on Monday by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman.

Mr. Matuk, according the army’s statement, said Boko Haram fighters killed all his children while he was in their captivity, and that he suffered untold hardship in the hands of the terrorists.

Troops are currently conducting large-scale operation in the heart of Sambisa forest where Boko Haram used to operate from, the statement said.

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Cletus Ukpong is PREMIUM TIMES’ assistant editor in charge of Nigeria’s South-South region. He is a graduate of Mass Communication, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Twitter: @CletusUkpong

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