Boko Haram commander arrested as 178 captives are rescued by Nigerian Army (PHOTOS)

The Nigerian military has announced the arrest of a Boko Haram commander as well as the rescue of 178 captured people.

The army revealed on Sunday, August 2, that the Boko Haram commander was arrested in an operation by troops of 7 division along Aulari in Bama axis of Borno State.

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Spokesperson of the division, Tukur Gusau, said in a statement that the offensive operation that led to the capture of the terrorist was done in collaboration with troops of 21 Brigade and elements of 151 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division of the Nigerian Army.

Gusau also said that 178 people – 101 children, 67 women and 10 men- were rescued during the operation.

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“Also, three Boko Haram flags were recovered while five motor cycles were burnt by the troops. The troops morale remains high as they are determined to consolidate on the success achieved so far under Operation LAFIYA DOLE,” he said

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