Army Rescues 149 Women And Children From Boko Haram
The Nigerian Army says it has rescued 149 women and children abducted by Boko Haram.
Onyema Nwachuku, Army Spokesman, said on Sunday the freed captives included 54 women and 95 children.
The rescues took place during a raid on a Boko Haram hideout in the community of Yerimari Kura on Saturday.
Soldiers killed three fighters during the operation and captured five others suspected of belonging to the group, Nwachuku said.
“The rescued hostages are currently receiving medical attention,” he said in a statement, adding that they would be “profiled after the medical screening”.