The Nigerian military has rescued 43 abducted persons and recovered 500 cows from fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Mafa Local Government Area of Bornu state, North-east Nigeria.
Army spokesperson Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman made this known in a statement, explaining that, the military operation was carried out on Sunday morning after eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted some persons rearing cattle and livestock at gunpoint at Dalakalari general area of the Local Government Area.
According to Usman, Some well meaning people informed the military who swung into action and pursued the terrorists whom after sensing danger, ran away and abandoned the livestock just before Panamri village.
He said, “The troops were able to rescue 43 persons and 500 cows taken by the terrorists. The victims and the recovered cows have been handed over to the local authorities.”