241 women and children rescued from Boko Haram captivity (Photos)

241 kidnapped victims from Boko Haram captivity in Mudu village in Borno state by Nigerian troops attached to Sector 1 of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

In a statement released by the Defence headquarters today May 28, the kidnapped victims comprising 105 women and 136 children were rescued on May 23 during an operation. Twelve (12) Boko Haram terrorists were killed during the operation.


The recovered items include:

”1 x Cobra APC, 1 x Dushka Anti Aircraft Gun, 1 x AK 47 rifle, 1 x FN rifle and 3 x Hand Grenades. Others are 2 x AK 47 magazines, 1 x FN rifle magazine, 78 x rounds of 12.7mm AA ammunition, 25 x rounds of 7.62mm special, 25 x rounds of locally fabricated Ak 47 rifle and a blanket.

In summary, the number of BHTs neutralised and items captured are:
1. 20 x BH/ISWAP terrorists – were forced to permanent sleep
2. 1 x Cobra APC
3. 1 x Dushka AA Gun
4. 1 x AK 47 Rifle
5. 1 x FN Rifle
6. 3 x Hand Grenades
7. 2 x AK 47 Rifle magazines
8. 1 x FN Rifle Magazine
9. 78 x Rounds of 12.7mm AA ammunition
10. 25 x Rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition
11. 25 x Rounds of locally fabricated ammunition
12. 2 x Motorcycle
13. 4 x Bicycles
14. 1 x Amplifier
15. 1 x Battery
16. 2 x Sewing Machines
17. 4 x BHTs’ Flags
18. 241 x Civilians Rescued (105 x Women and 136 x Children)” he said

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