Boko Haram: South African Mercenaries, Military Rescue 234 More Women, Girls From Sambisa

Nnenna Ibeh

Nigerian military on Friday said another set of 234 women and children​ have been​ rescued ​by troops ​in Borno State.

Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade,​ said the​ women and children were rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of the Sambisa forest on Thursday.

Sambisa forest had for years been a hideout for Boko Haram terrorists.
Mr. Olukolade, a major general​,​ said the victims ​were evacuated to join others at a location for an ongoing screening.

“This set  in addition to the previous individuals earlier rescued during the ongoing operation in the area,” Mr. Olukolade said.

He added that the assault by the military on the forest is continuing from various fronts with the aim of rescuing hostages and destroying all terrorists camps and facilities in the forest.

The military had on Tuesday rescued 293 girls and women currently undergoing screening.

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