• Boko Haram: Troops rescue 85 women, children held hostage in Borno

    Boko Haram: Troops rescue 85 women, children held hostage in Borno

    Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, have rescued 85 people, mostly women and children held hostage by insurgents in Borno north, bordering southern fringes of the Lake Chad.

    A statement by the army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman on Sunday, said the hostages were rescued when the troops conducted a decisive clearance operation into the remnants of Boko Haram strategic town of Chukungudu.

    Usman said the operation was led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 7 Division, Brig-Gen. […]