Nigerian Army Frees 5000 Boko Haram Hostages


The Nigerian army has reported that their troop rescued and freed 5,000 people who were held hostage by the Boko Haram insurgents.

The army also recognized the efforts of the civilian JTF vigilante. According to the Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, one member of the JTF  died on Saturday during their clash with Boko Haram.

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“Troops of 21 Brigade and Civilian JTF today conducted a fighting patrol to Zangebe, Maiwa, Algaiti and Mainari villages in which they killed 6 Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others.

The troops also liberated over 5,000 persons held hostages by Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 5 motorcycles and similar number of bicycles.”

In his official statement, Mr Usman also noted that some weapons and ammunition were recovered from their camps in Mafa area.

He also said a policeman, a soldier and member of the Civilian JTF were injured. These fighters have been sent to a Maiduguri hospital

In all, the fight against the insurgents has claimed the lives of about 20, ooo people. It is great news to know that after the long term terror unleashed on Nigeria, the military has been able to reclaim several parts of the country that were under the terror group’s control.

The Nigerian army has registered successes in toning down the rate of Boko Haram terrorism in the country.

The official report from the Nigerian army says some Boko Haram insurgents were killed during the raid in Mafa, a local government headquarter about 40km from Maiduguri, Borno State capital.

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The patrol team encountered some elements of Boko Haram around Zalidava-Weige villages in which they killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number FN 132125, a belt of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition containing 42 rounds.

Sadly, one of the vigilantes sustained an injury on his eye. However, he is getting better.