We have so far rescued over 20,000 persons from Boko Haram – Buratai
The Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has disclosed that over 20,000 people who were kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast have been rescued from captivity by the troops since he assumed office.
He stressed that there was no going back on the rescue mission irrespective of any call by Nigerians to dialogue with the rampaging insurgents in the North East of the country.
He stated this yesterday while being interviewed by journalists shortly after commissioning Nigerian Army Officers Wife Association, NAOWA, Day Care, Nursery and primary school at Ribadu Cantonment, Kaduna.
The Army Chief appealed to anybody with useful information that could boost the rescue operations to volunteer such information to the military.
According to him, “We have so far rescued over 20000 abducted persons, and we are still rescuing more and we will continue to do that.
“We will continue to carry out our rescue operations, this rescue is ongoing, as far as the Army, and indeed the military is concerned, we will continue to play our own part.
“The negotiation is left for appropriate arm of government, but we are looking for any information to rescue anybody that is being held hostage,” he said.