Nigeria: Army spokesman says 5000 freed from Boko Haram captivity
Nigeria’s army says it has set over 5,000 people free from the grips of the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorists in the northeastern state of Borno.
“Troops of 21st Brigade and Civilian JTF [Joint Task Force] conducted a fighting patrol to Zangebe, Maiwa, Algaiti and Mainari villages in which they killed six Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others,” Nigerian army spokesman, Sani Usman, said in a statement on Sunday.
Usman added that the troops rescued the captives and seized the arms that terrorists had left behind. The Nigerian army official added that the soldiers also dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from several other villages in the Mafa local government area of Borno.