Troops of the Nigerian Army on Feb. 7 succeeded in rescuing 18 female prisoners from their terrorist captors, Army authorities said on Thursday.
The soldiers closed in on the camps of the militia in Yan-Tumaki and Dan-Ali forests in Katsina State in a rescue mission. Startled by the surprise visit, the terrorists reached for their firearms, but they were overpowered.
They retreated, leaving their captives, the youngest being a 13-year-old college student named Firdausi Bishir, behind. Bishir reportedly spent 91 days in the kidnapper’s den.
Similarly, the Nigerian Army troops cracked down on terrorists in Birnin Gwari county of Kaduna State on February 6 and 7. Four members of a terrorist gang were gunned down in the onslaught, and 11 kidnapped victims were set free on Feb. 7.
—Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.