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The Nigerian Army has announced the rescue of one hundred and forty-eight people who were held hostage by Boko Haram insurgents in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.


The breakthrough was made by troops of the Twenty-One Brigade with the support of members of the Civilian Joint Task Force.


The spokesman for Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said the civilians were found at the remote villages of Modu Kimeri and Gulumba Gana during clearance operations by troops last Sunday.


Colonel Nwachukwu, who is a Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, disclosed in a statement that the rescued hostages comprised of fifteen men, fifty-eight women and seventy-five children.


He said it was also discovered that the Boko Haram terrorists had used the women in the group as sex slaves, with two of them pregnant at the time of the rescue.

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