The Nigerian army recently rescued 293 girls and women from a rapidly decaying Boko Haram. They’ve followed that up not long after with another rescue of 160 from the same Sambisa forest the first operation took place.
The numbers are not exactly concrete, but a Nigerian army spokesperson confirmed 60 women and 100 children to the CNN, with more coming in.
The operation was not cost free though, with a female hostage and a soldier losing their lives in the process.
The kidnapped, who the terrorists use for several debauched purposes, have “undergone psychological trauma and indoctrination”, the spokesman further added.
Amnesty International estimates over 2,000 women and girls have been captured by Boko Haram since they began their insurgency, and after years of not knowing their fate they’re being recovered one group at a time.
Let’s hope for more of such news.