The Nigerian Army has said that it has rescued 1,890 people who were being held by the Boko Haram insurgents.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Friday that the captives were rescued at various locations in the North-East in the past two weeks.

He said that the rescued people included 800 Nigerians who crossed over to Banki, Cameroon and were brought back to the country by troops of the 21 Brigade on Thursday.
Usman said, “Troops of the 121 Task Force rescued 45 persons comprising 17 women and 28 children during a joint operations with Cameroonian forces at Mararraba, Angwan Fada, Dale and Wizha Bokko Timit, Bokko Nasanu and Bokko Hidde up to Ngoshe.”

He said that 350 others including five Cameroonian girls were rescued in a joint operation by troops of 7 Division Garrison, 112 Battalion, Army Headquarters Support Group and Armed Forces Special Forces at Gajibo, Maula, Gamai, Gamare, Maiwa, Warsale, Tangli, Tushi, Sowa, Hasanari, Changuwa, Malamaja, and Marya in Dikwa and Mafa Local Government Areas.