President Buhar pleased with release of UNIMAID lecturers, 10 women

Boko Haram releases abducted police women, UNIMAID lecturers

Boko Haram extremists release 13 hostages to Nigeria

The ICRC stated this in a release by its Communications Coordinator, Aleksandra Matijevic, obtained by our correspondent on Sunday.

Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has freed 13 hostages, whose release was negotiated by authorities in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

The ICRC said its only role was to receive the victims from the "armed group".

Omokri reacting to their release said his prediction that president Buhari will either release Chibok girls, find millions in Jonathan's house, increase fuel price has come to pass.

"There are many people missing or being held against their will due to the conflict", said Youssef.

The other 10 were female police officers kidnapped in a raid on a convoy the previous month.

In October 2016 and May 2017 the ICRC was also an intermediary in the release of some of the 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from the town of Chibok in 2014.

The statement emphasised that: "The ICRC remains ready to provide similar humanitarian services in the future when asked by relevant parties to the conflict". The ICRC will not be able to connect journalists with the released persons or their families, and we ask for respect for their privacy during this time.

The kidnappings were part of a campaign of attacks past year by the jihadist group whose bid to create an Islamic state in the northeast has killed at least 20,000 people and forced some 2.7 million to flee their homes since 2009.

NAN reports that Alimi disclosed that two soldiers who sustained injuries in the attack were now receiving treatment in the Brigade Field Ambulance.

Continuing the Army Spokesman said: " Preliminary investigation reveals that some unscrupulous Boko Haram terrorists informants might have hinted the terrorist group that the troops had moved along with their equipment out of the blocking position the previous day, hoping that penetration through the area would have been easy.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 27 Task Force Brigade, Maj.

Disclosing this on Sunday to newsmen in Maiduguri, the Director Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Sani Kukashekau Usman said so many ammunition including Anti-aircraft gun were recovered from the fleeing insurgents while two soldiers who sustained minor injuries are now recieving treatment in the Brigade Ambulance.

The military promised in the statement that: "The ongoing operation will continue until all abducted persons are rescued from the Boko Haram terrorist wherever they might be". Nigeria and neighboring countries have been suffering from attacks by Boko Haram, including numerous kidnappings.

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