180 Boko Haram hostages freed in Nigeria

The women have spoken to reporters for the first time about their ordeal

Baku. 3 August. REPORT.AZ/ Nigeria’s army claimed to have freed 180 people held by Boko Haram jihadists in a weekend rescue, Report informs citing BBC. 

The hostages included more than 100 children, according to the military. The operation in the conflict-torn northeast of the country also led to the capture of a Boko Haram commander, AFP quoted an army spokesman as saying. 

The army conducted the operation on Sunday near Aulari, about 70km south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, once a jihadist stronghold.

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