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Troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued women and children held captive by terrorists and recovered valuable assets in the Timbuktu Triangle, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.


According to a statement posted on Facebook by the Nigerian Army on Monday, the troops recovered MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carrier and a Canter truck from the terrorists.

The PUNCH had reported that troops of Operation Lake Sanity III, Operation Hadin kai discovered ISWAP terrorists’ bread-producing factory in Maisani, Timbuktu Triangle of Borno State.

The statement read, “The sustained offensive operation by troops of the Nigerian Army to clear terrorists’ enclaves in the Timbuktu Triangle cutting across Borno and Yobe States has led to the successful recovery of valuable assets and the rescuing of women and children held in captivity by the terrorists.

“The terrorists abandoned their enclaves and fled following fierce air cum artillery bombardments and ground battle.

“Additionally, 44 civilians including women and children who had been held captive in the area were rescued by the courageous troops.”

The statement described the successful operation as signs of hope and freedom to innocent women and children who have been trapped in the midst of conflict.

“The rescued women and children were provided with immediate relief, including new clothings to give them a sense of comfort and dignity, as they begin their journey to freedom.

“They have been handed over to the Borno State Ministry of Women Affairs, where they will be administered.”

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