Gory sights as soldiers rescue amputated, emaciated victims of Boko Haram insurgency

Boko Haram

FILE PHOTO: Nigerian troops rescue mothers and children but hundreds are still unaccounted for

Rescued mothers and children
Rescued mothers and children

As the military push to defeat whatever is left of Boko Haram terrorists and as the fight gains successful momentum with most of the camps falling to the Federal might, there is a clearer picture of the devastation caused by the sect in the Northeast of Nigeria.

Colonel Shehu Usman, acting director of Army Public Relations said in a statement on Saturday listed the latest gain of the troops to include the capture of Jerre and Dipchar terrorists camps.

He noted that the camps were destroyed and 62 people who fleeing from Bitti and Pulka were rescued by the advancing troops in the Bama axis.

“The troops are also combing all known enclaves of the terrorists within Bama, Banki and Pulka general area.

“In addition, due to the offensive action of the military, another fleeing 22 women 15 men and 40 children arrived Bama today.

Two mothers carry their malnourished children
Two mothers carry their malnourished children

The rescued persons looking haggard, dejected and obviously malnourished are being catered for by the troops pending the intervention of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA),” said Usman.

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He added that the rescued persons have been cooperating with the military as they have been giving useful information that is assisting our troops in their offensive operations.

In a related development, Usman also revealed that eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists have surrendered themselves to troops of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army on Saturday.

“The suspected terrorists are being investigated and screened for more information,” he added

The Army spokesman also revealed that a fleeing person, Bulama Bukar whose right hand was amputated by the terrorists in Sambisa about a year ago based on allegation of stealing a bag of beans was intercepted by troops at Jebra bridge on Saturday with his family.

He also informed that military Engineers are making tremendous progress in the repairs of the bridge linking Maiduguri and Gamboru Ngala that was blown by Boko Haram terrorists.

The bridge repairs would soon be completed.

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