Cameroon, Nigeria rescue over 600 from Boko Haram

Nigeria armyFrom EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – CAMEROONIAN and Nigerian armies have killed 33 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued over 600 civilians during joint operations at the Islamic terror group’s strongholds.

The crackdown is ongoing under the Operation Deep Punch II at the Lake Chad Islands and the Sambisa region northeast of Nigeria.

The 603 civilians held hostage by the insurgents but this week were being profiled before subsequent handover to officials at refugee camps northeast of the country.

Army officials disclosed that most of the liberated hostages were children.

The armies from Nigeria and Cameroon in the process of neutralizing the Islamic militants recovered an assortment of weapons.

Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole (Peace by Force), said joint operations by Cameroon and Nigeria would be intensified to eliminate the Boko Haram in the region.

“Troops remain highly motivated in continuing with the operations to locate and clear Boko Haram insurgents from their hideouts,” Nwachukwu said.

The Boko Haram is perpetrating a bloody campaign to overthrow the Nigerian government and establish an Islamic state.

An estimated 100 000 civilians have been killed and over 2 million others displaced during the crisis that has spread to neighbouring countries including Cameroon.

Last week, the Islamic militants kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls in the northeastern Yobe State in Nigeria. They are not among those rescued.
– CAJ News

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