No less than 46 Boko Haram captives have been rescued after Nigerian troops, on Monday, combed the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
This was according to Onyeama Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafia Dole, who made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
The 46 hostages were rescued by troops of the Operation Deep Punch II, Nwachukwu said in Maiduguri.
“On Monday February 12, 2018 the troops dislodged Boko Haram terrorists from one of their highly fortified hideouts around S-Shape part of the Sambisa forest close to Sabil Huda, believed to be one of their prized hideouts.
“During the fierce offensive supported by Nigerian Air Force, the resilient troops neutralised quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists and captured major armaments including two Spartan Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs), one truck and one laptop computer belonging to the insurgents.
“The gallant troops also destroyed 8 gun trucks; several tents, rescued 19 women and 27 children from the enclave,” said the Army.