The Nigerian military has recorded a significant in the war against Boko Haram as it captured a Boko Haram commander in a major offensive and rescued 178 persons.
The army said the culprit was arrested in an operation by troops of 7 division along Aulari in Bama axis of Borno State. The insurgent leader, the military said, is currently undergoing investigation.
Tukur Gusau, the spokesperson for the 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army revealed in a statement the details of the people rescued – 101 children, 67 women and 10 men- were rescued. He further said;
“Also, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motorcycles were burnt by the troops,”
He said that the troops successfully cleared terrorist camps in Fadan, Shuwarin, Wulari, Ngoro Dauye, Jidori, Alikashiri, Kalzamari-Shuwa and Kalzamari-Kanuri amongst many others.