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.