Latest military intelligence reports from Nigeria indicate that a total of 800 Boko Haram captives have been freed in a military operation by Nigerian troop in the restive northeast state of Borno.
According to the Army source and referencing Lucky Irabor, Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the 800 hostages were rescued in army’s ongoing anti-terrorism operations.
Irabor noted that the persons had been rescued since Nov. 23.
Irabor said the military had also netted a number of terrorists fleeing their Sambisa forest hideout due to the ongoing intensified campaigns
The netted terrorist suspects have been handed over to the Nigeria Police for further interrogation, he added.
Nigeria's northeast region has been a stronghold of the extremist group Boko Haram affiliated with Middle East based ISIS.
Over the past months, the Nigerian government has launched several successful military operations to eliminate the terror group.