Nigerian army rescues 54 victims in Borno state, 29 women and 25 children by the troops of the 22 Brigade under operation Lafiya Doyle.
According to the Army, the operation was carried out in collaboration with some local vigilantes in the area Twenty-nine women and twenty -five children have been rescued by some troops of the 22 Brigade, operation Lafiya Dole.
The women and the children were rescued in collaboration with some local vigilantes in the hinterland during an operational clearance by the troops to destroy Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.
The acting director of Army public relations, Sagir Musa, in a statement said the troops on Saturday, May 11, cleared Ma’allasuwa and Yaga – Munye villages in Borno state. he said the operation forced the terrorists to run away leaving behind 54 suspected kidnapped victims.
“Out of the number, 29 are grown up women and 25 are children of various ages and sex. They have all been rescued,” Musa said.
He added that in the same vein similar operation troops of 145 Battalion discovered and cleared two Boko Haram camp at Zari – Kasake and Jumachere villages in Damasak general area of Mobbar local government area of the state. he said logistics vehicles belonging to the terrorists were deserted and their make up shift accommodation destroyed
Musa also appealed to the public to continue to provide useful information about suspicious movement of terrorists wherever they are seen hibernating in Nigeria and also promised that Nigerian army would remain resolute in ending terrorism and other forms of insecurities across Nigeria