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The Nigerian Army has freed 1,890 persons from terrorist sect, Boko Haram in the last two weeks, a spokesperson has said.

This was disclosed by army spokesman, Sani Usman via a statement released on Friday, February 26, 2016.

It reads:

“Troops of 121 Task Force conducted joint patrols with Cameroonian forces at Mararraba, Angwan Fada, Dale and Wizha Bokko Timit, Bokko Nasanu and Bokko Hidde up to Ngoshe in which they rescued 17 women and 28 children.”

“Similarly, troops of 7 Division Garrison carried out joint operations with 112 Battalion, Army Headquarters Support Group and Armed Forces Special Forces at Gajibo, Maula, Gamai, Gamare.”

“Maiwa, Warsale, Tangli, Tushi, Sowa, Hasanari, Changuwa, Malamaja, and Marya in Dikwa and Mafa Local Government areas and rescued 350 people, including five Cameroonian girls.”

“In a similar operation, troops of 7 Division Garrison in conjunction with troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, and Armed Forces Special Forces on Feb. 17, conducted clearance operations at Kwaptara, Mijigete, Garin Boka, Mosole, Ngubdori, Ma’asa, Dukje and Gulumba in Dikwa and Bama Local Government Areas in which they rescued 195 hostages.”

Usman also said that on February 23, troops of 21 Brigade, in conjunction with troops of MNJTF on clearance operations at Kumshe general area, rescued 250 persons, mainly women and children while troops of 7 Division also rescued 150 persons at Kodo on the same day.

According to him, the rescue operation continued on Thursday when troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade rescued 250 civilians held hostage in the Galmasku, Muli, Chiralia, Maisani, Talala, Ajigin, Shetimalau, 1 and 2 and Dalomi areas.

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