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Army rescues 605 Women and Children from Boko Haram



According to the Nigerian Army, it has rescued an additional 605 women and children during its operation in Sambisa forest.

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

Gen Leo Irabor said 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 Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 2016.

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“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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  1. Samuel Comfort

    Mar 23, 2017 at 15:56

    well done job

  2. Temple Joseph

    Mar 23, 2017 at 15:57

    it seems this boko haram has taken that sambisa forest as their village.

    • Jemima Pwanedo Daniel

      Mar 23, 2017 at 15:59

      No b village oo.Na big town.My Soldier Uncle go dia.

    • Temple Joseph

      Mar 23, 2017 at 16:04


  3. Jemima Pwanedo Daniel

    Mar 23, 2017 at 15:59

    I hope dey no dey bring boko haram back

  4. Godwin Elvis

    Mar 23, 2017 at 16:55

    Lies… this is what we’ve been hearing since

    • Ogwuche Anthony

      Mar 23, 2017 at 17:30

      My brother their lie no dey finish,keep telling us thesame thing.

  5. Ekpikpi Oyindoubra

    Mar 23, 2017 at 17:26

    Another story.

  6. Ogwuche Anthony

    Mar 23, 2017 at 17:31

    Another story………….

  7. Nancy Flawless Obed

    Mar 23, 2017 at 17:32

    So der r stil pipu in sambisa forest?hmmm,i tink d army shud b going der everyday to chek o

  8. Ayomide Adeniyi

    Mar 23, 2017 at 17:51

    We thank God

  9. Nehemiah Danjuma

    Mar 23, 2017 at 18:39

    May God help us more and more

  10. Nehemiah Danjuma

    Mar 23, 2017 at 18:39

    Tank God

  11. Florence Debby

    Mar 23, 2017 at 19:35

    Tanks to my brotl

  12. Stanley Nwogu

    Mar 23, 2017 at 19:55

    Lie go kill una 605 nawao

  13. Grace Rex

    Mar 23, 2017 at 20:14

    Funny Nigerian government.And you’d think Sambisa forest is really a forest o!…….There is God and he is watching.

  14. Ekejiuba Caleb

    Mar 23, 2017 at 23:59

    This must be delta force season 9, or equalizer 2000 reloaded! Ndi eriri eri

  15. Young Pell

    Mar 24, 2017 at 09:23

    so people still dey inside dat sambisa forest

  16. Precious Isaac

    Mar 24, 2017 at 15:13

    No be nw

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