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Army rescues 605 women, children in Sambisa forest




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

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

Irabor said that troops on operation rescue final have continue 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 Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 2016.

“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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  • Victor

    This Leo Irabor guy is awesome. A candidate for next chief of army staff methinks

  • Magnus

    How big is this Sambisa forest that has accommodated people this much, even after thousands were previously rescued. I dont understand anymore.