BREAKING: Nigerian Army rescues over 1000 Boko Haram captives

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The Nigerian Army has announced the rescue of over 1000 Boko Haram captives.

In messages posted by its official Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, the army said the hostages consist mainly of women, children as well as some young men who were forced to become Boko Haram fighters.

They were rescued from  Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State, the army said.