The Nigerian Army has rescued 700 individuals from Boko Haram insurgents.
- The Deputy Director, Military Public Relations, eight Division, Timothy Antigha, disclosed in an announcement issued in Maiduguri and, they had been obtained by the 242 Battalion, Monguno.
- He stated the abductees together with males, females and youngsters had been pressured to work as farm labourers by the insurgents.
- He stated two ladies among the many freed individuals delivered safely on the holding facility.
- The military spokesman added that the intensified onslaught in opposition to the insurgents beneath Operation Deep Punch II had weakened and decimated their positions, which enabled the individuals to flee.
“Over 700 farmers, fishermen and members of their households hitherto held by Boko Haram terrorists as farm staff have fled the varied islands in Lake Chad to Monguno.
“The exodus of the abductees shouldn’t be unconnected to a follow-up operation carried out a couple of days in the past to use the beneficial properties of the latest profitable Operation DEEP PUNCH 2 in Chikun Gudu and adjourning localities.
“The follow-up operation carried out by the Nigerian Air Power and 38 Job Power Artillery Brigade, eight Division, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, was focused at destroying Boko Haram infrastructure and logistics similar to communication centres, fabrication yards, bomb-making gear, autos and different technique of sustenance.
“The following collapse of their command construction and technique of survival triggered the abandonment of the islands and escape of the abductees to Monguno.
“Profiling of the displaced escapees is ongoing to make sure that no terrorist takes benefit of the state of affairs to sneak into the city.
“Preliminary investigation will concentrate on discovering out the place needed Boko Haram commanders had been hiding. Two pregnant ladies among the many abductees gave start yesterday within the holding centres.”