Troops in counter-terrorism operation in northeast Nigeria have rescued 12 people from Boko Haram. 

The rescue was made on October 15, 2018, at the Maiduguri Bama Pulka axis during clearance operations, the Nigerian Army said. 

Among those rescued were five women and seven children and the Army said they were taken by Boko Haram terrorists at Shave Village in Borno State. 

Army rescues women and children from Boko Haram
Some items recovered from Boko Haram terrorists 

It was a joint operation of the troops of 121 Battalion, members of Civilian Joint Task Force and some vigilantes.

"During the operation, two BHT [Boko Haram Terrorists] were neutralised.

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"Items recovered include two locally made Dane Guns and a First Aid Box," a statement on the Twitter page of the Nigerian Army read.

Guns recovered from Boko Haram by troops
Two dane guns recovered from terrorists

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buaratai, has commended the gallant troops and directed them to continue with the clearance operations on other flanks.

The rescue of the hostages came after the Nigerian Air Force killed an unidentified number of Boko Haram at Bogum in northern Borno State.

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