Nigerian Army Rescues 383 Women and Children from Sambisa Forest

Nigerian Army Rescues 383 Women and Children from Sambisa Forest

In a decisive operation, Nigerian Army troops rescued 383 women and children held captive for up to a decade in Sambisa Forest, Borno State. Brigadier General Abubakar Haruna, acting GOC of the 7 Division, commended the troops for their efforts during his visit to the frontline.

The operation, part of “Operation Desert Sanity III,” aimed to eliminate remaining insurgents in the forest. Haruna highlighted the clearing of multiple insurgent enclaves and emphasized the importance of maintaining pressure on the terrorists.

The GOC praised the collaboration between the Special Forces Troops of the 21 Armoured Brigade at Bama, the Civilian JTF, and the Hybrid Forces. He expressed confidence that more insurgents would surrender, bringing peace and normalcy to the region.

Haruna also acknowledged the support from General Lagbaja and the strategic guidance from Maj.-Gen. Waidi Shuaibu, Theatre Commander of Operation Hadin Kai. This operation offers hope to the affected communities, with rescued individuals now beginning their journey to recovery and reintegration.

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