Boko Haram ‘More than 4000 people have been freed from terrorists,’ Defence Minister says

He made the disclosure while speaking at a two-day retreat holding at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Plateau state.

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Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Mansur Mohammed Dan-Ali

(Nigerian Monitor)
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Defence Minister, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Thursday, May 18, said more than 4000 persons have so far been freed from Boko Haram captivity.

He made the disclosure while speaking at a two-day retreat holding at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Plateau state.

“More than 4,000 Boko Haram captives have been freed; the figure includes the 106 Chibok girls that were abducted in 2014,” Dan-Ali said.

“For more to be achieved, the military components of the ministry and the civilians must work hard, understand each other and have mutual respect and trust,” he added.

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Dan-Ali also said more should be done to solidify the efforts to sustain the peace and security currently enjoyed in the north-east.

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