Troops Rescue 26 Persons From Boko Haram In Adamawa

Abducted-persons-Rescued-from-BHThe Nigerian Army has rescued about 10 women and 16 children abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in Adamawa State, north-east Nigeria.

The rescue was made on Tuesday, few days after two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Dar village near Hymbula town of Madagli Local Government of Adamawa State.

Five persons were killed along with the suicide bombers in that attack.

The rescue is an outcome of a military pursuit operation, conducted by the 143 Battalion of the 28 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army after the suicide attack. The operation, which lasted for three hours, started on Tuesday morning.

The villages of Jaje, Madaka, Chakawa and Gori were combed by the military, where it engaged the insurgent and most of them escaped with gunshot wounds while unconfirmed number of the insurgents were killed, the military sources said.

About 70 cows rustled by the insurgents were also recovered while fifteen motorcycles were also recovered and burnt by the military.

‘Surrender Or Face Full Defeat’

The abducted children and women have been conveyed to the IDP Camp in Mubi were they will be profiled before taken to Yola, the military said.

Meanwhile, Military sources of the 28 Task Force Battalion in Mubi, who spoke to Channels Television, said normalcy had been restored to the area and that everything was calm.

On Tuesday, the military issued what it called a ‘final warning’ to Boko Haram terrorists, asking them to surrender or face full defeat by December 2015.

In August, President Muhammadu Buhari mandated the military to end the activities of the Boko Haram in the north-east within three months.

Group To Hold Rally To Support Troops’ War On Terror Efforts

Joe Okei-OdumakinCivil society groups will on Tuesday, March 17, hold a rally to acknowledge the efforts of the Nigerian troops fighting the Boko Haram sect and motivate them to do more.

Troops have renewed vigour in the fight against the terrorist group in the north-eastern part of the oil rich nation since the general elections dates were shifted by six weeks.

On Channels Television on Monday, a rights activist, Joe Okei-Odumakin, said the rally tagged “We Won’t Bow To Terror” would hold at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial city.

“A national rally against terror will hold at the Tafawa Balewa Square. It will get all citizens together.
Presidential candidates will be there, civil society groups, labour and student amongst others.

“We must come together against terror. It will help to motivate the military to fight more,” the rights activist said.

Coming Together As One

She said that the renewed vigour was as a result of better motivation of the military in the fight against the Boko Haram.

The rights activist further pointed out that there was no way Nigeria could defeat terror without unity.

“We should stop all these blames and different permutations. Nigeria can only progress if we have every part of the country coming together as one.

“As we speak we have our military confronting terror, which has assumed an international character, making it a global threat.

“Some of the lost territories, through the efforts of the troops, we have been able to get back and we can see that renewed confidence.

“It is not a conventional warfare. The terrorists have been totally brainwashed and they are ready to die.

“We have to do a lot more so that we can encourage our troops. Our people now appreciate the fact that these people are fighting for us,” she stressed.

Okei-Odumakin emphasised that the elections could only be free, fair and credible when there is no violence.