Nigerian troops rescue 43 persons, 500 cows from Boko Haram in Borno

Nigerian troops rescue 43 persons, 500 cows from Boko Haram in Borno

Sunday, September 18, 2016 8:15 pm


Rescued cows and persons

Rescued cows and persons

 

The Nigerian military has rescued 43 abducted persons and recovered 500 cows from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Mafa local government area of Borno State.

Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations said in a statement that the military operation for the mission took place on Sunday morning after eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted some cattle rearers and livestock at gunpoint at Dalakalari general area of the local government.

He added that some well meaning people informed the military who swung into action and pursued the terrorists who sensing danger, abandoned the livestock just before Panamri village and ran away.

The Army spokesperson said the troops  were able to rescue 43 persons and 500 cows taken by the terrorists.

Colonel Usman said the victims and the recovered cows have been handed over to the local authorities.

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