The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that it had rescued 30 persons forcefully abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists as a follow up to its operations in Dikwa, headquarters of Dikwa local government area, Borno.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the army had last week librated the town from the terrorists after a successful operation.
Col. Tukur Gusau, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, stated this in a statement in Maiduguri.
“As a result of the ongoing operation under the aegies of Operation Lafiya Dole to clear Dikwa and its environs from Boko Haram terrorists, the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army on Tuesday rescued 30 women and children from the hands of the terrorists in Kwayabe and Wufe wards of Dikwa LGA,” Gusau said.
He said that the rescued persons included 21 children and seven women.
“The rescued persons include 21 children, a six-day-old infant and seven women.
“Three of the women are nursing mothers,” Gusau said.
He said that the rescued persons also included two elderly male adults.
“Our troops also discovered a training shed inside the vandalised and looted palace of the Shehu of Dikwa where weapons handling and engagement of aircraft were being taught to new Boko Haram recruits,” Gusau added.