Sambisa returnees: See how B’Haram maltreated captives (Pictures)
Pictures released of the women and children who were rescued by the military from the Boko Haram terrorist depicts captives who were starved, and living under serious inhuman conditions.
Nigeria’s military released a series of photographs purporting to show some of the rescued women and children in an undisclosed location, huddled on the ground watched over by soldiers.
One very young child pictured appeared to be in a state of malnutrition.
Reacting, defence spokesman, Chris Olukolade said, “Whoever they may be, the important thing is that Nigerians held captive under very severe and inhuman conditions have been freed by our gallant troops,”
According to him, the army would “comprehensively” clean out the forest, adding: “There is great hope for the recovery of more hostages of the terrorists.”
Some 200 girls and 93 women were freed from camps within the former colonial era game reserve on Tuesday while the army said on Thursday that about 160 more hostages had been rescued.
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