The Nigerian Army, on Monday, May 7, announced through a statement that its troops of 22 Brigade taking part in the operation Lafiya Dole have rescued over 1000 hostages from the Boko Haram terrorists enclave.
The statement was signed by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the Director Army Public Relations. “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 of Borno state.
“The hostages consisted mainly of women, children as well as some young men who were forced to become Boko Haram fighters,” the statement said. The statement added that one of the rescued victims, Alhaji Gambo Gulumba, from Amchaka village, thanked the Nigerian military for showing them love and care. The Nigerian Army urged Nigerians to be reminded of its resolve to rout out Boko Haram and rescue all hostages. It also urged citizens to report any suspicious character to the appropriate authority for prompt action. The rescued persons are being attended to in a military medical facility at the time of this report.