Nigeria frees 25 more women, children from Boko Haram

The Nigerian army killed several Boko Haram members and frees some women in Sambisa Forest

Nigeria frees 25 more women, children from Boko Haram

World Bulletin / News Desk 

The Nigerian military announced on Wednesday that it had rescued another 25 women and children after troops charged through the Sambisa Forest, Boko Haram's last remaining stronghold.

"Our troops are unrelenting in their determined efforts to vanquish Boko Haram terrorists wherever they are," army spokesman Sani Usman said on his Facebook page.

"In a fierce encounter, as of this morning, they destroyed seven more terrorists' camps," he added.

"Many of the terrorists were killed, anti-aircraft guns and rocket-propelled grenade tubes were captured, and four vehicles mounted with high caliber weapons were destroyed," said Usman.

"The gallant troops also rescued 25 women and children," the spokesman added.

Usman also said one soldier had been killed while five others had sustained various injuries.

In three recent rescue operations, the army freed a total of 687 women and girls from Nigeria's Sambisa Forest, a Boko Haram stronghold in the country's restive northeastern region.

Nigerian troops also recently rescued up to 260 women and children found fleeing Boko Haram militants in Adamawa State's Madagali local government area.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Mayıs 2015, 13:05