The Nigerian Army has said that so far its troops have rescued about 7,898 civilians from different Boko Haram camps in the north-eastern part of the country.
This disclosure was made by the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor, during a press conference in Maiduguri, Borno state capital on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Irabor also revealed that eight foreigners, including four Chadians, three Nigeriens and one Cameroonian were recently arrested.
He stressed that troops have continued to record remarkable progress in the fight against insurgency.
He said: “On the 7 February, troops killed 13 Boko Haram insurgents at Sabarmari, Siraja Anzayi, at Chongodo village, while arms and ammunition, vehicle and anti aircraft guns were recovered as well as five women and children whom we suspected to be family members of Boko Haram.”
“Nineteen Boko Haram terrorists were also killed at Butali Kura in Bulabulin axis and arms, ammunition were also recovered. List of terrorist names were also found one of the terrorist and four copies of the Holy Quran. During the operation, 59 women and children were rescued and are currently being profiled here at the theatre command.
“On the 22nd of February, troops along Damasak and Malamfatori also cleared 13 Boko Haram in an ambush operation.”