Looks like we are finally making some good progress in the fight against this boko haram menace.
The Nigerian army said on Tuesday that it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country’s northeast.
Army officials reportedly attributed the victory to an operation which took place in the town of Dikwa in Borno State, a town that had fallen to Boko Haram twice since April but was recaptured by Nigerian troops last week.
“As a result of ongoing operations under the aegis of Operation Lafiya Dole to clear Dikwa and its environs from Boko Haram… (the) Nigerian Army yesterday rescued 30 persons from the hands of the terrorists,” army spokesman Sani Usman said in a statement. “They include 21 children and a six-day-old infant, seven women including three nursing mothers, and two elderly male adults”
Well done troops!