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Troops rescue 38 women, children from Boko Haram

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
03 November 2016   |   1:58 am
Troops have rescued 38 women and children held by Boko Haram in military operation to clear pockets of “insurgents hiding” in the border areas of northern Borno State.

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Troops have rescued 38 women and children held by Boko Haram in military operation to clear pockets of “insurgents hiding” in the border areas of northern Borno State.

The troops neutralised six Boko Haram insurgents, while others fled with gunshot wounds, and abandoned 22 motorcycles, flags and other items.

The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri.

He said further: “Troops of the 8 Task Force Division of Nigerian Army cleared pockets of insurgents from their hideouts in Momo and Tunshe villages around Marte general area of Borno state. The troops rescued 19 women and 19 children held by the terrorists.

“During the rescue operation, the troops neutralised six Boko Haram insurgents while others fled with gunshot wounds leaving behind 22 motorcycles, flags and other items.”