Al Jazeera is reporting Nigerian troops have freed more than 800 hostages being held by Boko Haram across the country’s northeast, the army said. The author writes:
“The ‘clearance operation’ on Tuesday saw 520 people rescued in Kusumma village, three Boko Haram fighters killed and one fighter from the group captured alive, according to spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
In a statement posted to the army’s official website on Thursday, Usman said that 309 others were rescued in 11 villages across the region.
At least 22 ‘terrorists’ were said to have been killed in the operation in which 309 were rescued…
In a recent interview with Al Jazeera, Nigeria’s Information Minister Lai Mohammed said that the army had significantly reduced Boko Haram’s ability to carry out big attacks.”
Read more at Al Jazeera.