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Military Operation Rescues 34 Women and Children from Terrorist Captivity

Nigerian troops have rescued 34 women and children from the captivity of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria. The operation, which took place on June 15, 2024, was conducted by troops of Operation Lake Sanity 2, under the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

According to the MNJTF, the rescued victims were held captive in the Jabilaram camp, a secluded islet on Lake Chad, which serves as a stronghold for ISWAP terrorists. The troops also killed one terrorist during the operation and destroyed three suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (IEDs) poised for a major terrorist attack.

The rescued women and children are currently being interviewed and are in the custody of the troops. The operation is part of the ongoing efforts to clear remnants of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists from the region.

In a related development, three ISWAP fighters surrendered to troops on June 17, 2024. The fighters, identified as Babakura Abubakar, Abacha Kyari, and Mohammad Adam, are currently undergoing interrogation.

—Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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