By Adenike Lucas
The Nigerian Army have so far rescued over 20, 000 people kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists since July 2015.
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai who made the announcement yesterday, after commissioning Nigerian Army Officers Wife Association, NOWA, Day Care, Nursery and Primary school at Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna said the military was determined to rescue more.
The military boss promised that the army “will continue to carry out our rescue operations; as far as the Army and indeed the military is concerned, we will continue to play our own part.”
Up to 23, 000 people and 2.3 million have been displaced from their homes since the outbreak of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.
Since his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, Gen. Buratai has been able to re-position the army. The same army that once fled from Boko Haram have been taking back territories and rescuing people abducted by the deadly sect.