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Soldiers rescue 275 captives in Borno [PHOTOS]

The Nigerian Army has rescued 275 persons who were being held captive by terrorist sect, Boko Haram in Borno State.

Persons rescued from Boko Haram

The army also said that one of the freed captives was delivered of a son after being rescued.

This was disclosed via a statement released by army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman on Monday, April 4, 2016.

It reads:

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“Troops of 152 task force battalion in conjunction with troops of sector one of Multinational Joint Task Force yesterday, Sunday  April 4, 2016 carried out clearance operation in suspected hideouts of Boko Haram terrorists around Madawaya general area, cleared and improvised-explosive -device (IED)-making factory, killed 15 terrorists  and captured some weapons.

“The troops cleared terrorists in Madawaya, Jere, Kardile, Koujili, Ngenere and Maksamari, as well as Douse, Bembem, Zombulum and Taraji villages. In addition, they recovered several vehicles and motorcycles.”

“They also discovered and destroyed the Boko Haram terrorists’ IED making factory at Bula Umara and killed 15 terrorists in the same area. In addition, the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, four fully loaded magazines with 7.62mm ammunitions, two power generating sets, welding machines, assorted batteries and solar panels.”

“Other items recovered include drums of beans and other grains as well as Bandolier. The gallant soldiers also rescued 275 persons held hostage by the Boko Haram terrorists.”

“One interesting thing is that, one of the rescued persons gave birth to baby boy shortly after her liberation. Both mother and the child are doing fine. The troops have continued with their clearance operations to other suspected hideouts of the Boko Haram terrorists in their areas of operations.”

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Meanwhile, the Nigerian military has confirmed the arrest of the second-in-command to Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

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See Shekau's recent video below:

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