Army rescues thousands, recovers weapons and kills scores of Boko Haram terrorists in North-East

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The Nigerian military has said that it has rescued 5,235 persons held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents from October to November 2016, through its “Operation Finale”, adding that it has alos recovered weapons and killed several insurgents across various locations of the North-east.

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Major General Lucky Irabor, Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this at a press briefing held at the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole, at Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri, yesterday, explaining that due to the ferocity of the attack by the Nigerian military the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists were fleeing their camps as many of them were being killed.

He said the Operation Finale which started on November 6th, 2016 was aimed at rescuing the Chibok girls and any other persons held hostage by the Boko Haram insurgents in the Sambisa forests and its environs, and also clear the remnant of the Boko Haram terrorists in the dreaded forest.

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Irabor stated that during the period under review, his troops had killed several Boko Haram insurgents and arrested their food and other logistics suppliers at different locations within the theatre of operations, adding that the troops will not relent till the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents were completely wiped out.

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