Contrary to the usual reports from the northern part of Nigeria during festive periods, since the operation of the deadly Islāmic group, Boko Haram started, according to Nigerian military forces an outstanding achievement was recorded in the fight against insurgency, Friday March 25.
In one village named Kusumma, troops combated the terrorists in an open gun exchange which resulted in the rescue of 520 people. The confrontation spread to 11 more communities where 309 hostages were rescued. The general area of Kala/Balge a local government area in Borno State was restored by Nigerian troops during the operation, and 22 insurgents were reported dead.
According to Nigerian Army Spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, one active person among the Islāmic fighters was arrested alive in one of the villages. Weapons, ammunition and facilities such as trucks and motorcycles were recovered by soldiers during the clear-up action.
Most of the people rescued were woman and young girls including the 16 new abducted people that called the attention of the Nigerian army to begin this specific operation in the first place.
This development continues to aid in the return of internally displaced people. 2.6 million people have been displaced because of Boko Haram attacks.