BOKO HARAM: Nigerian Army rescues 28 children, 34 women

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    Boko-Haram-Suspects-696x522-300x225The Nigerian military claimed to have rescued 34 women and girls with 28 children from extremist sect, Boko Haram.

    They are being interrogated and profiled at the 7 Division headquarters Maiduguri.

    The operation was carried out in a village called Walasa, located in Nigeria’s North-east region.

    Two among those rescued, are Cameroonians while the other women were snatched from different villages around Borno and forcefully married off to their captors.

    Some of the children rescued along with the women were sired by their Boko Haram hus­bands.

    Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, who pre­sented the abducted women to journalists with their identities concealed, said that the plan is to reunite them with their fami­lies.

    The Army has already set up a post-trauma and psycho-so­cial centre for the traumatised women in addition to general medical check-up.

    One of the rescued wom­en, Aisha Wala­sa, recounted how she was abducted from her hometown and married off to one of her abductors.

    “They took us from home and married us off forcefully. Today I am very happy the soldiers have rescued us,” she said. -The Sun