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Over 450 children reportedly saved from Boko Haram in Northeastern Nigeria

Over 600 people, including more than 450 children, have been rescued from the Boko Haram extremist group, a Nigerian commander, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, has announced.

 

 Over 600 people, including more than 450 children, have been rescued from the Boko Haram extremist group, a Nigerian commander, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor, has announced.

According to the commander, over a dozen Boko Haram fighters were eliminated as a result of the rescue operation conducted in Sambisa Forest in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. 

“These victims who have been rescued include, 69 men, 180 women, 227 boys and 229 girls,” Irabor told journalists, as quoted by Daily Post Nigeria on Wednesday.

The Boko Haram extremist group began large-scale attacks in northeastern Nigeria in 2009. Last year, the group expanded its attacks into neighboring Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

 

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