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Chad Soldiers Rescues Over 100 People Kidnapped By Boko Haram in Borno



Chadian troops have rescued most of the 100 people kidnapped by the Boko Haram sect from Doron Baga community in Borno, after a successful military operation against the sect.
On August 10, Boko Hram kidnapped 100 people in Doron Baga in the Kukawa area near the border with Chad, according to a Nigerian security official and a local self-defence member.
According to the Associated Press, the rescue operation took place on Friday.
An official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, said the terrorists were stopped as they crossed the Chad border by Chadian soldiers who killed most of them and set free most of the captives.
Muhammed Gava, a member of the anti-Boko Haram vigilante movement, said 20 females and about 70 young men had been forced to board speed boats in Lake Chad, which lies on the border between Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
A source, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri, said the insurgents attacked the village in the evening and took away some boys and young men.
The top security official said the abductors could not go far as they were intercepted by the Chadian forces where they were engaged and many of the insurgents were killed and most of the abducted persons also freed.

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