234 More Women Rescued From Sambisa Forest

Women and children rescued from Sambisa Forest
Women, girls and children rescued from Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian military said on Friday that it had freed some 234 more women and children from the terrorist enclave in Sambisa Forest.

According to a statement released by the defence spokesman, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, the women and children were rescued at the Kawuri and Konduga end of the forest.

“Another set of 234 women and children were rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of Sambisa forest on Thursday,” Olukolade stated.



    The defence spokesman said that the rescued persons had been evacuated to join others who were earlier liberated for screening.

    He said that the military operations in Sambisa Forest were continuing and that “efforts are concentrated on rescuing hostages of civilians and destroying all terrorists camps and facilities in the forest.”

    Sambis is believed to be the last stronghold of the Boko Haram terrorists who have waged a relentless insurgency campaign in the North east for six years. A clamp down by the military in the last few weeks has decimated the insurgents.

    Only on Tuesday, 290 girls and women were rescued by Nigerian troops in the forest. The rescued comprised 200 girls and 93 women.

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