The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that scores of women and children held captive by Boko Haram insurgents have been rescued by troops in Borno State. Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed the development in a statement issued in Abuja.
According to him, advancing troops have cleared four camps in Borno. He said more enclaves of the insurgents would be cleared as troops involved in the operations advanced towards more areas previously occupied by the insurgents. Col. Usman also said the offensive operations by ground troops and aerial bombardments by the Nigerian Air Force would continue in the region until the insurgency was ended.