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Army rescues 387 Boko Haram family members from Sambisa forest

THE Nigerian Army has rescued 387 families of Boko Haram fighters from the Sambisa forest.

Highbreed forces from the Sector-One North-East Joint Taskforce Operations rescued the 387 men, women, and children in Kai.

The troops, Led by Brig. Gen. Diwa, also recovered several vehicles and equipment that the terrorists had previously seized from the Nigerian Army during the peak of the insurgency.

Receiving the ecstatic troops at the entrance of Sambisa in Awulari Konduga lga, Sector One Acting Commander Abubakar Haruna stated that the terrorists should surrender or face death because all of their known camps and enclaves had been destroyed.

According to Haruna, the operations, which were originally scheduled for four days, ended up lasting ten days.

Hajara Danjuma, one of the wives of Boko Haram terrorists, stated that her husband was among the early converts.

“We were living in Maiduguri before he disappeared without any trace, tired of being called the wife of Boko Haram. I left for my parents’ house in Gombe but one day, my husband sent his colleagues to come and forcefully carry me to the bush. That’s how I found myself in Sambisa. I have seven children apart from the two I left in Maiduguri.

“I couldn’t run because of the children I have but when I saw the soldiers, I walked to them with my children and those of my co-wife who had died in the forest. My husband left home three days before the army came to our camp),” she said.

The rescued families, along with the equipment recovered, have been transported to the headquarters of the command in Maiduguri for onward delivery to the army headquarters In Abuja.

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