The Nigeria military has recovered another set of 260 women and children from Adamawa state following earlier rescue of over 500 women, girls and children from the Boko Haram stronghold in Sambisa forest in Borno State.
According to the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, the troops on patrol Saturday located 260 women and children on the outskirts of Chalawa village in Adamawa state where they had been held up while trying to escape from terrorists.
“They have now been conveyed back to their various communities in Madagali after undergoing the normal security profiling.
“Some of them disclosed that they had to abandon their homes to escape from the terrorists when Madagali came under their attack, while others were actually abducted and taken there. The terrorists were however sacked from the Madagali recently,” Olukolade said.
Olukolade also said that a number of terrorists died in an encounter with troops who caught up with them as they fled before the women were later found and rescued.
“Some of the terrorists still managed to escape with varying degrees of gunshot wounds. Others who were captured are now being interrogated by intelligence officers.
“A machine gun, some rounds of ammunition, as well as some motorcycles and bicycles were also captured from the terrorists. A member of the vigilante group serving as guide to the troops was however wounded,” the military spokesperson said.