Army Rescues Over 1000 Hostages In Boko Haram Hideout

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By Augustine Osayande

Troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE in an operation conducted in conjunction with allies of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), has rescued over 1000 hostages from the Boko Haram Terrorists hideout in Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

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Confirming the report on Monday, Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said the hostages consisted mainly of women, children as well as some young men who were forced to become Boko Haram fighters.

“Troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE has rescued over 1000 hostages from the Boko Haram Terrorists enclave.

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“The operation which was conducted in conjunction with allies of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), rescued the hostages from  Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The hostages consisted mainly of women, children as well as some young men who were forced to become Boko Haram fighters” Chukwu said.

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According to the Army spokesman one of the rescued victims, Alhaji Gambo Gulumba from Amchaka village, thanked the Nigerian military for showing them love and care.

Chukwu reminded the public of the Army resolve to rout out Boko Haram and rescued all hostages. “The public is also advised to  report any suspicious character to the appropriate authority for prompt action” Chukwu said.

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He added that the rescued persons are being attended to in a military medical facility.

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