Nigerian Army announces rescue of 605 women, children from Sambisa Forest

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state
FILE PHOTO: Nigerian Army troops clearing Boko Haram enclaves along Bitta to Tokumbere, Sambisa Forest, Borno state

The Nigeria Army on Wednesday said it had rescued additional 605 women and children during its operation in Sambisa forest.

The Theatre Commander, Leo Irabor, stated this during a press conference at the headquarters of the 7 Division of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.

Mr. Irabor, a Major General, said that troops have continued to record remarkable progress in the fight against counter terrorism operation in Sambisa forest.

He added that “69 male adults, 180 females, 227 male children and 129 female children, were rescued during the operation between December 7 and December14.

“The victims are in our custody for further investigation and interrogation.

“On the operation, our troops are determined to wipe out the terrorists from their hideout. I can tell you that the counter terrorism operation is already yielding positive results.”



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  • Otile

    If it is true that Imam Mohamed and his goons released genuine Chibok girls why do the goons not know the location of the rest? Did the goons fail to get intelligence from the girls? They can only deceive the feeble-minded. Shege banza

  • Rick Eson

    Less children for suicide mission by Book Haram. Respect to our heroic gallant Soldiers.

  • Agwo n’ Akpi

    How on earth can wives and children of Boko Harams be rescued from them. Who announced that these “rescued women and children” were missing and when were they declared missing? This is a government of terrorists and illiterates for terrorists and illiterates.

  • Ezeaguba B.

    yes, how are we sure that some of those rescued are not boko haram themselves, their children or their wives. all the same congratulations