Nigerian Army Rescues 80 Hostages, Women and Children in ‘Operation Tiger Claw’


NIGERIA, Borno State: Nigerian army and well-articulated operation codenamed ‘Operation Tiger Claw’ managed to rescue 80 hostages of Boko Haram.

According to the army report, the freed hostages included 38 women and 42 children.

The report further said that in an ensuing operation, 42 Boko Haram terrorists were killed while unconfirmed number reportedly fled with gunshot wounds.

Assortments of weapons, jihadist materials and flags were recovered in a combat operation that took place in northeastern Borno State.

 The rescued women and children were taken to the military facility in Baga for checks and interrogation. They were further assisted with food and clothing, the Army source added.

 “Operation Tiger Claw” is part of the bigger anti-Boko Haram combat called “Laafiya Doole” which the army launched in a renewed effort to flush and terminate the insurgents who have been troubling the country’s northeast with the view of establishing an Islamic caliphate.


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