Nigerian Army Says It Has Rescued 400 More Hostages From Boko Haram

The Nigerian army said on Monday it had rescued another 400 hostages from Boko Haram hideouts, in the country's northeast. This comes as troops intensified clearance operations across areas reportedly still inhabited by militants. Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said in a statement that at least three militants were killed, while nine were captured in the operations in north-eastern Borno State. Sunday's rescue brings to around 1,400 the number of hostages freed in the last month alone, according to official figures released on Sunday by commander of the operation Major General Lucky Irabor.
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