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Nigeria frees 455 civilians from Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, March 15 (ANA-CAJ) – The Nigerian army has rescued 455 civilians held
hostage by the Boko Haram terror group northeast of the country.

The hostages were freed after clearance operations in Bok, Misherde, Mika
and Kutila in Kala Balge local government area of Borno State.

Army spokesperson Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
said the rescued persons have been screened thoroughly and moved to
the Rann internally displaced persons camp.

Meanwhile, troops carried out a major offensive against suspected hideouts of Boko
Haram terrorists in the area.


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