Posted by News Express | 19 September 2016 | 2,380 times
The Nigerian military says it has rescued 43 abducted persons and recovered 500 cows from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Mafa, Borno State.
The military operation for the mission occurred Sunday morning after eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted some cattle rearers and livestock at gunpoint at Dalakalari general area in Mafa Local Government Area.
“Some well meaning people informed the military who swung into action and pursued the terrorists,” the Army said in a statement issued Sunday by its Acting Director of Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
“The terrorists sensing danger ran and abandoned the livestock just before Panamri village and ran away.
“The victims and the recovered cows have been handed over to the local authorities, Usman said in the statement.
•Nigerian Army Photo shows some of the rescued herdsmen and their cows.
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