Nigeria Army Says It Has Freed 178 Boko Haram Captives


Nigeria's army says it has rescued 178 people held by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

It said the captives - more than 100 of them children - were liberated in northern Borno state, the heartland of the insurgency. The military said 67 of those freed were women.

A Boko Haram commander is also said to have been captured and several camps cleared in the military operation.

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to eradicate the group which has killed thousands of people in a six-year in…

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