Nigerian soldiers have rescued 1000 hostages being held by the Boko Haram insurgents at Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
Army spokesman Texas Chukwu, who revealed this in a statement issued in Abuja said troops of 22 Brigade deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE rescued over 1,000 hostages from the Boko Haram terrorists enclave.
”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 oThe hostages.
”The hostages consisted mainly of women, children as well as some young men who were forced to become Boko Haram fighters.
Speaking with one of the rescued victims, Alhaji Gambo Gulumba from Amchaka village, thanked the Nigerian military for showing them love and care.
”The Nigerian Army wishes to remind the public of its 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.
The rescued persons are being attended to in a military medical facility.