ICC Note: Nigerian military officials are reporting the rescue of another 180 hostages held captive by Boko Haram. As the Nigerian army continues to score victories against the militant Islamist terror group, ICC rejoices with the news that slaves have been freed and prisoners’ chains are now broken. Boko Haram carries a notorious reputation for abducting women and children, especially, and subjecting them to forced marriage, forced conversion, sexual slavery and for coercing them to become suicide bombers. The most famous Boko Haram kidnapping happened April 14, 2014 when gunmen stormed a government school in Chibok, Nigeria, abducting nearly 300 mostly Christian girls, which sparked off the global #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign. More than 200 remain missing to this day.
By Kingsley Omonobi
3/24/16 Nigeria (AllAfrica) – The Nigerian Army said yesterday that its soldiers prosecuting the war on terror on Wednesday night rescued 180 hostages mostly women and children who had been in Boko Haram captivity for months.
During the confrontation to rescue the captives from the camps, five (5) Boko Haram terrorists’ were killed in a shootout while several dangerous weapons and explosives were recovered from the group.