Nigerian Military Claims Rescue of 149 Women and Children From Boko Haram

ICC Note: The Nigerian Military claims to have freed 149 women and children from Boko Haram. The rescue took place when military forces raided a Boko Haram hideout in Yerimari Kura on Saturday, April 7. Though the rescue is important, it does show that the terrorist group still has the capability to abduct and hold large numbers of people.

04/11/2018 Nigeria (Al Jazeera) – The Nigerian military says it has rescued 149 women and children abducted by the armed group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast.

Onyema Nwachuku, army spokesman, said on Sunday the freed captives included 54 women and 95 children, according to the NAN news agency.

“The rescued hostages are currently receiving medical attention,” he said in a statement, adding that they would be “profiled after the medical screening”.

The rescues took place during a raid on a Boko Haram hideout in the community of Yerimari Kura on Saturday. Soldiers killed three fighters during the operation and captured five others suspected of belonging to the group, Nwachuku said.

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