Col. Sani Usman

Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman

•Intensify mop-up operations
Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The Nigerian military has in continuation of the clearance and mop-up operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists, rescued 1890 persons held captives by Boko Haram terrorists at various locations within the last two weeks.

The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Friday, listed the freed hostages to include 800 Nigerian refugees that crossed to Cameroon that were brought back to Banki town in Nigeria by troops of 21 Brigade on Wednesday.

According to Usman, troops of the 121 Task Force conducted joint patrols with Cameroonian forces at Mararraba, Angwan Fada, Dale and Wizha Bokko Timit, Bokko Nasanu and Bokko Hidde up to Ngoshe in which they rescued 17 women and 28 children.

Similarly, he said, troops of 7 Division Garrison, in a joint operations with 112 Battalion, Army Headquarters Support Group and Armed Forces Special Forces at Gajibo, Maula, Gamai, Gamare, Maiwa, Warsale, Tangli, Tushi, Sowa, Hasanari, Changuwa, Malamaja, and Marya in Dikwa and Mafa Local Government Areas rescued 350 people including 5 Cameroonian girls that were held hostages by the Boko Haram terrists in those areas.