Nigerian army Spokesman Sani Usman said on Tuesday 16th February that the army had rescued an additional 350 Boko Haram captives among them 5 girls that had been kidnapped in Cameroon and killed 167 militants.
Usman said the rescue occurred amid ongoing clearance operations by the Nigerian troops across the restive northeastern Borno State region which has been Boko Haram’s stronghold.
The Nigerian army has freed an addition 350 Boko Haram captives in ongoing mop up operation in Borno state regions in northeastern Nigeria. The operation was mainly Gajibo, Maula, Gamai, Gamare, Maiwa, Warsale, Tangli, Tushi, Sowa, Hasanari, Changuwa, Malamaja and Marya towns in Mafa and Dikwa Local Government Areas in Borno State.
167 Boko Haram militants were killed, 2 arrested, AK-47 Riffles recovered, 21 motorcycles and 1 logistics trucks belonging to the terrorists were recovered in the operation that also rescued 5 girls kidnapped from Cameroon.
Nigeria has held their position that Boko Haram has been greatly degraded and largely defeated despite the frequent suicide bomber attacks which they have said is a clear indication that the militants cannot orchestrate large scale attacks due to lack of resources and operation against them.