605 Women And Children Rescued From Sambisa Forest By Nigerian Army


Yesterday, 14th December, the Nigeria Army were said to have rescued more people during its operation in Sambisa forest.

The rescued included males, females, and children summed up to a total of 605 persons.

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The Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Leo Irabor, stated this during a press conference at the headquarters of the 7 Division of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.

In his words:

“69 male adults, 180 females, 227 male children and 129 female children, were rescued during the operation between Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, 2016.

“The victims are in our custody for further investigation and interrogation. “On the operation, our troops are determined to wipe out the terrorists from their hideout. I can tell you that the counter terrorism operation is already yielding positive results.”

Irabor also appraised the Nigerian Army, emphasizing that troops on operation rescue final have continued to record remarkable progress in the fight against counter-terrorism operation in Sambisa forest.

Meanwhile, the news making rounds is that the Boko Haram terrorists have devised a new means to carry out their activities without being recognized.

The Defence Headquarters released a statement alerting Nigerians of this new tactics. According to the statement, members of the Boko Haram now disguise as menial workers to carry out their attacks.

The defense general advised citizens to be more alert and learn from the unfortunate recent incident that took place in Madagali, Maiduguri.

Adamawa state government said it is considering a temporary review of the use of hijab in security prone areas of the state as a result of the recent increase in cases of suicide bombers.

Women dressed in Hijab
Women dressed in Hijab

The state governor, Muhammadu Bindow planned a meeting with members of Adamawa Muslim Council and other stakeholders to discuss the possibility of banning the use of hijab as a temporary measure of checkmating a re-occurrence of such incident, as the Madagali suicide attackers were covered with hijab.