The Nigerian Military says its troops have rescued 536 ladies and youngsters from the Sambisa Forest between December 7 and 14, 2016.
The Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Leo Irabor, stated this at a press briefing on Wednesday on the 7 Division headquarters, in Maiduguri, Borno State.
He added that sixty nine grownup males had been additionally rescued by the military to convey the variety of freed captives to 605 individuals.
Irabor stated, “The troops have continued to make outstanding progress within the battle in opposition to terrorism within the Sambisa Forest. Between December 7 and 14, 2016, one hundred eighty grownup females, 227 male kids and 129 feminine kids, had been rescued through the operations. Sixty-9 grownup males had been additionally rescued.
“The victims are within the navy custody and are present process additional investigation and interrogation. The troops are decided to wipe out the terrorists from their hideouts. I can inform you that the counter terrorism operation is already yielding optimistic outcomes.”
On the dying of Lt.Col. Otos Umusu, the commander of the 118 activity drive battalion, he mentioned.
“The Lt. Col. was not killed in any Boko Haram ambush. The troopers stepped on an IED, and the Lt. Col. died whereas being rushed to a hospital. The opposite troopers, who had been injured, are recuperating in a hospital.”
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