Nigerian troops have reportedly rescued two wives of Nigerian police officers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than a years ago in a raid about a week ago.
Hundreds of Boko Haram captives have been freed this year as the military has forced the extremists to give up arms and surrender to the authorities.
According to a tweet by security analyst and counter insurgency expert, Zagazola, Nigerian troops of the 23 Task Force Battallion Operation Hadin Kai freed the two wives of Nigerian police officers kidnapped by Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists during an attack in Dikwa.
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According to Zagazola, the victims were rescued by Nigerian troops on a routine fighting patrol along the route between Gamboru and Wulgo around 251650A on March 22.
According to him the duo were allegedly kidnapped on the 28th of January, 2021.
Anna Mohammed is the wife of Sergent Mohammed Jibrin, while Maryam Aliyu Suleiman is the wife of Inspector Aliyu Suleiman, according to preliminary investigation.
Both women were allegedly kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists during an attack in Dikwa on January 28, 2021, and transported to a Boko Haram prison in Jibularam. The victims, as well as two male and two female children, were rescued.
Both the women and the children are believed to be in the custody of the Nigerian Army in Gamborun.