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Rescued women commend military for renewed onslaught on Boko Haram

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Rescued women commend military for renewed onslaught on Boko Haram

The six women rescued in the ongoing military operations in North East have commended the military for the renewed onslaught in Sambisa and fringes of Lake Chad that led to their rescue.

The rescued women who spoke newsmen on arrival at the headquarters of Joint Task Force North East of “Operation Hadin Kai” in Maiduguri on Wednesday, said the operations gave them the opportunity to escape.

One of the rescued women, Ms Suzan Lazarus, abducted in April 2021 in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa when the insurgents invaded their village of Kupre, said about 50 people were abducted that day.

The 28-year-old applicant said her adductors took them to an area known as Timbuktu Triangle before taking them to the shores of Lake Chad.

In her words, “I give glory to God and say thank you to the military for our rescue but I am still worried about the faith of others.”

Another rescued woman, Miss Jummai Inuwa, who was abducted on the Maiduguri- Damaturu road on Oct. 10, 2020, said she was taken to the shores of Lake Chad where she was subjected to work as a slave.

“Some of us tried to escape but the place is like an island surrounded by water. It was difficult to escape because it was very muddy.

“We seized the opportunity to escape when the military bombed the area,” Inuwa said.

Also speaking, Ms Marta Malu, 25, one of the rescued women, said she was kidnapped on the  Damboa – Askira road in December 2021 alongside six government construction workers and a policeman.

“We were eight. They took us to Sambisa and after one week they killed the policeman”, Malu said.

Other rescued women who lauded the effort of the military  include Grace Daniel, 38 who was kidnapped  on the Maiduguri – Damaturu Road on Dec. 18, 2020; Maria Adamu, 27, who was  kidnapped in Madagali area of  Adamawa on Dec. 6, 2020, and Malakaiya Dambade, 37 who was kidnapped on the Maiduguri  – Damaturu road.

Speaking on the development, the Theatre Commander of the Joint Task Force North East of Operation Hadin Kai,  Maj.- Gen.  Christopher Musa said the renewed onslaught under the ongoing “Operation Lake Chad Sanity” being conducted by Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and “Operation Desert Sanity” being conducted by the Theatre Commander has been yielding results.

He also commended the public for providing useful information to the military and other security agencies involved in the fight against insurgency. (NAN)

Rescued women commend military for renewed onslaught on Boko Haram

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