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In Borno Troops rescue women, children from Boko Haram

He said the troops also recovered three Dane guns, a single barrel and two double barrels.

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Troops of 155 Task Force Battalion have rescued 14 persons, mostly women and children, who were held captive by Boko Haram in Borno State.

According to a statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sani Usman, the hostages were freed during a patrol to Nimila village.

He said the troops also recovered three Dane guns, a single barrel and two double barrels.

It was gathered that three motor cycles and two mobile phones were also abandoned by the terrorists. 

READ: Troops kill 4 terrorists in  Bita-Madube

The development is in continuation of the ongoing clearance operations of suspected terrorists hideouts. Troops have in the past weeks rescued hundreds of hostages in the cause of the operation.

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