Nigeria army rescue 21 children, nine others from insurgents

The Nigerian Army has rescued 21 children and nine women earlier forcefully abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
This is in a follow up to its operations in Dikwa, headquarters of Dikwa local government area, Borno State.
The army had last week liberated the town from the terrorists after a successful operation.
Col. Tukur Gusau, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, stated this in a statement in Maiduguri on Tuesday.
He said that the rescued persons included 21 children and seven women.
“The rescued persons include 21 children, a six-day-old infant and nine women.
“Three of the women are nursing mothers,” Col Gusau said.
He added that the rescued persons also included two elderly male adults.
“Our troops also discovered a training shed inside the vandalised and looted palace of the Shehu of Dikwa where weapons handling and engagement of aircraft were being taught to new Boko Haram recruits,” Gusau added.