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More Than 1,000 Hostages Released By The Nigerian Army

According to the army, the released hostages are from some villages in Bama, Borno State.
In a series of tweets on it's official account, the military claim that the operation was conducted in collaboration with their allies of the multinational force.

Nigerian Army and Boko Haram

This is the third time that Nigeria's defense forces have announced the rescue of hostages held by Boko Haram over the past four months.

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In February, at least 1,130 civilians were released and 37 suspected jihadist militants were neutralized during a joint offensive by Cameroonian and Nigerian troops north of the islands of Lake Chad and the Sambisa region.
Another 300 women were reportedly released in April. But it is difficult to verify these different claims.

The army claims to have reduced the group's attacks considerably, but Boko Haram continued to carry out deadly offensives, mainly with the help of suicide bombers.

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