ICC Note: The Nigerian military has rescued 241 women and children from Boko Haram in a raid conducted by the Nigerian Military. The operation netted 43 arrests of extremists, including the local leader for the area. According to military spokesman Col. Sani Usman, the military arrested a suspected militant who was able to identify members of the terrorist organization who led the attacks in Cameroon on September 3rd, leading to the deaths of 30 and leaving 145 injured. While the girls rescued are still being identified, 219 mostly Christian young girls from Chibok remain missing who Boko Haram kidnapped in April 2014, sparking off an international social media campaign calling for their return.
By Eliott C. McLaughlin
09/24/2014 (CNN) – The Nigerian military rescued 241 women and children in a raid on two camps controlled by the Boko Haram terrorist group, the country’s military said Wednesday.
The Tuesday operation unfolded in the villages of Jangurori and Bulatori, the statement said.
The operations also netted the arrests of 43 militants belonging to the Islamist group, including a local leader, Bulama Modu, who the Nigerian military says was acting as the “emir” of the village of Bulakuri.