11th February 2016, during rescue operations, Nigeria Army managed to rescue 324 Boko Hram captives and killed 31 militants in the troubled northeastern Borno state.
The military operation saw at least 324 captives mostly children and women rescued from various Boko Haram camps in the northeastern state of Borno.
The Tuesday army operations saw 40 civilians held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents were rescued from a militant camp located in Bulagama.103 were freed from Budumri; and another 181 from Bolungu village — all in the northeastern Borno state, Nigeria army spokesman confirmed.
Same day, 151 Task Force Battalion of 21 Brigade while on patrol encountered Boko Haram terrorists at Budumri village during which they killed 25 militants and arrested eight other terrorist, the army spokesman added.
Another six militants were also killed and two others arrested in the Kukawa area of the state in two separate encounters with troops. Militant’s vehicles and assortment of ammunition were also recovered.
Nigeria has been battling a Boko Haram insurgency since 2009 with the militant group now aligned to Islamic State terrorist group expanding their foothold in neighbouring countries; Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin.