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  • Updated: June 17, 2024

Nigerian army rescues over 30 women, children from Boko Haram captivity in Borno

Nigerian army rescues over 30 women, children from Boko Hara

Task Force Wulgo's Operation Lake Sanity 2 troops have eliminated one terrorist and freed thirty-four women and children from a Boko Haram camp in the Nigerian communities of Mazuri, Itsari, Mudu, and Maleri, which are near the southern shore of Lake Chad.

According to a statement made public on Monday by Lt Col Abubakar Abdullahi, the Chief Military Public Information Officer of MNJTF Ndjamena – Chad, three fighters from the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP), who were stationed at the Jabilaram camp, a remote islet on Lake Chad, have turned themselves into Task Force Wulgo's troops.

Abdullahi named the ISWAP combatants as 20-year-old Babakura Abubakar, 28-year-old Abacha Kyari, and 29-year-old Mohammad Adam. They were being questioned to take further action.

“Moreover, in our continued air assault operations aimed at dismantling terrorist operations across the Lake Chad area, an air interdiction mission was conducted on 9 June 2024 at Kollaram.

“This operation destroyed 3 suicide vehicle-borne IEDs poised for a major terrorist attack. This precise strike exemplifies the efficacy and capabilities of Troops Contributing Countries' air force units in neutralising high-value terrorist targets and mitigating potential threats.

“The combined efforts of ground and air operations are significantly degrading the operational strength and morale of terrorist factions in the region."

He added that the MNJTF "remained resolute in the mission to eradicate terrorism, ensure the safety of civilians, and foster a secure and peaceful environment conducive to sustaining long-term stability."

“The Force Commander, Maj Gen Ibrahim Sallau Ali, commended the bravery of the troops involved in these operations and reiterated the commitment of MNJTF to restoring normalcy and peace through continued vigilance and proactive engagements,” he said.

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