It was a day of joy when the Troops of 21 Brigade supported by the members of the Civilian Joint Task Force rescued 58 women used as sex slaves by the Boko Haram in Modu Kimeri, in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. They also rescued 75 children and 15 men.
The Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu mentioned this in a statement released in Maiduguri.
According to Col. Nwachukwu, “the troops rescued the hostages during an extensive clearance operation on Sunday 3 June, 2018. To rid the general area of Bama, Modu Kimeri and Gulumba Gana of fleeing elements of Boko Haram terrorist who had escaped from the ongoing troops’ onslaught in the Lake Chad islands and fringes of the northern borders of Borno state.
“The rescued hostages, comprising 15 men, 58 women and 75 children revealed during a joint profiling and interrogations by troops of operation Lafiya Dole and other security agencies, that the Boko Haram terrorists had sexually violated the females and used them as sex slaves, he said.
He also mentioned that two of the rescued girls are presently pregnant, the rescued persons also disclosed that the men were not spared, that they were subjected to hard labour by the terrorists. The colonel said they will all be handed over to the officials of Bama internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp for welfare and administration.
Concluding his statement, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said “troops have also successfully cleared adjoining villages including China, Sabon Gari-1, Sabon gari-2, Sabon Gari-3 and Sabon Gari-4 villages. Additionally, 22 dane guns and one toolbox used for fabricating local firmarms, four book haram flags, a motorcycle and one bow and 20 arrows were recovered.
Meanwhile, a young boy was seen dabbing among the rescued lot, we guess he must be so happy to escape from Boko Harams captivity