Monday, April 4, 2016 8:26 pm
The Nigerian Army said today that one of the women rescued from the Boko Haram captivity has delivered a baby.
The woman was among the 275 hostages rescued as Nigeria’s military continued flushing out Boko Haram from Nigerian territory.
“The mother and child are doing well”, Colonel Sani Usman, the spokesman for the army said.
The troops cleared terrorists in Madawaya, Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari, as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages. In addition, they recovered several vehicles and motorcycles.
“They also discovered and destroyed the Boko Haram terrorists’ IED making factory at Bula Umara and killed 15 terrorists in the same area. In addition, the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, 4 fully loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunitions, 2 power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels.
“Other items recovered include drums of beans and other grains as well as Bandolier. The gallant soldiers also rescued 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists,” the statement said.
The operations were carried out by troops of 152 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with troops of Sector 1 of Multinational Joint Task Force on Sunday.