Pictured: Nigeria Army Releases First Photos Of Women And Girls Rescued From Sambisa
The Nigerian army has released some images of the women and girls it said were rescued from Sambisa forest after heavy battle with the Boko Haram terrorists group.
The military had on Tuesday announced that 200 girls and 93 women were rescued from the deadly camp of the sect, but added on Thursday that more captives were rescued.
Colonel Sani Usman, an army spokesperson, said in a statement on Thursday that those rescued after the initial 293 girls and women include around “60 women of various ages and around 100 children”
The picture so far released gives very few details about who is pictured but says that over 300 women and children living “under very severe and inhuman conditions” have been freed in the last few days.
Maj Gen Chris Olukolade has said that the operation against Boko Haram will continue and there will be “no sanctuary for them”.