- The rescues were made during the clearing of terrorists from Adamawa and Yobe States
- Women and children were rescued in different operations
- Adamawa and Yobe States have totally been cleared
- Over 40 communities have been reclaimed from the Boko Haram sect
Military spokesman, Major General Chris Olukolade, released the photographs of women and children rescued on March 14 from the terrorists that had carried out series of attacks on communities in the north-east, as they push to establish an Islamic caliphate in the region.
“Civilians rescued from Terrorists as our Troops go after them last weekend,” he said on his twitter handle.
However, the rescued persons are not part of the over 200 girls that were abducted by the terrorists on April 14 from their school’s dormitory in Chibok, Borno State.
Since the postponement of Nigeria’s election on February 7, the army have chased the Boko Haram out of two states – Adamawa and Yobe – where terrorists had taken some persons hostage.
In renewed counter-terrorism offensives against the Boko Haram, the troops have said #NeverAgain will any Nigerian territory be taken by the Boko Haram terrorists.
They have reclaimed more than 40 communities from the Boko Haram.
Major General Olukolade said terrorists would soon be cleared from Borno State, the state remaining to be cleared in the north-east.
Onslaught is political
Critics have said the recent ‘onslaught against the Boko Haram terrorists is political’, as President Jonathan had regained little popularity, as a result of the breakthrough recorded since the postponement of the elections to March 28 and April 11, from an initial date of February 14 and 28.
The war against terror had heightened after the military took delivery of some military equipment from South Africa and Russia, something that they had lacked before now, according to Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.