World Bulletin / News Desk
Nigerian troops have found up to 260 women and children who were fleeing from Boko Haram in the Madagali local government area of northeastern Adamawa State.
"Troops on patrol yesterday located 260 women and children in the outskirts of Chalawa village in Adamawa State where they had been held up while trying to escape from terrorists," defense spokesman Chris Olukolade said in a Sunday statement.
"They have now been conveyed back to their various communities in Madagali after undergoing the normal security profiling," he added.
The spokesman explained that while some of the women had earlier been abducted by Boko Haram, the others were just fleeing from the violence.
"Some of them disclosed that they had to abandon their homes to escape from the terrorists when Madagali came under their attack, while others were actually abducted," he noted.
"A number of terrorists, however, died in an encounter with troops who caught up with them as they fled prior to the recovery of the women and children," said Olukolade.
He added that some gunmen had managed to escape with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.
"Others who were captured are now being interrogated by intelligence officers," said the spokesman.
The Nigerian army had in three separate rescue operations freed a total of 687 women and girls from the Sambisa Forest, a Boko Haram stronghold in the country's restive northeastern region.Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Mayıs 2015, 09:24