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NIGERIA: Army Rescues 1,000 Boko Haram Captives

After a week-long battle, the Nigerian Army has freed nearly 1,000 people from Boko Haram captivity. The operation by the military, led to the deaths of over 50 terrorists.

The operation, which began 28 April is still ongoing, Nigerian military spokesman Texas Chukwu told CNN.

Those rescued are mainly women and children, as well as some young men who had been forced to become Boko Haram fighters, Chukwu said in a statement. The captives were rescued in Borno state, in north-eastern Nigeria, the army confirmed. No further details were given about their identity.

“Those rescued are receiving treatment at a military facility,” the statement said.

The rescue mission follows the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped in March by Boko Haram from Dapchi, a town in Nigeria’s Yobe State.

The operation, which was conducted in conjunction with Cameroonian and Nigerian troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force, rescued the hostages from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of the Bama Local Government Area.

Sources: International Christian Concern, CNN

  • Praise God for the rescue of these captives.
  • Ask the Lord to minister to those suffering from emotional and physical trauma. Pray they will receive all the care they need.
  • Pray the Lord will continue to help these captives adjust to their new lives, as they are reunited with their families.
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2 Responses to NIGERIA: Army Rescues 1,000 Boko Haram Captives

  1. Nathan Wilson 18 May 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    Do the released captives include the remainder of the Chibok schoolgirls?

    • Voice of the Martyrs 21 May 2018 at 9:06 am #

      HI Nathan, The identities of those freed haven’t been released. We may find out more soon. God bless.

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