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Emir Of Bama’s Wife Rescued From Boko Haram By Army After Two Years In Captivity

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Nigerian troops have achieved another milestone in the battle against Boko Haram insurgency with some prominent figures who were kidnapped by the terrorist finally gaining their freedom and being re-united with their families.
This is contained in a report by The Nation which says the Nigerian Army on Monday, 25th of July, 2016 rescued the wife and daughter of Shehu of Bama from the Boko Haram enclave in Borno.

The Emir’s wife and two of her children were abducted by Boko Haram fighters two years ago. While the queen and her daughter have regained their freedom, the second child, the son was killed by the insurgents few months after the abduction.

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Details of the rescue operations were still sketchy at the time of filing this report, but the queen and her daughter have been taken to the Emir’s residence in Maiduguri, by the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division of Nigeria Army, Brig. Gen. Victor Ezugwu.

They were reportedly rescued during a clearance operation by soldiers. An eyewitness told a correspondent that the palace was packed with emotions and mixed feeling when the Emir’s wife was brought into the palace.

Boko Haram has been massively decimated under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of the Nigerian army already declaring victory against the sect.

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