By LAWRENCE AUDU
The troops of the Nigerian Army engaged in Operation Lafiya Dole have rescued an aged man above 80 years including three women and four children from the captivity of the Boko Haram/Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Gwoza mountains.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sagir Musa disclosed this in a terse Facebook post on Sunday while highlighting the successes of the military in its ongoing operations to free the region from terrorism and insurgency.
“Nigerian Army troops rescued an Octogenarian, 3 Women and 4 Children from terrorists’ Captivity at Dalu in the Mandara Mountains of Gwoza on 16 November 2019. Please, just see the other usually unnoticed aspect of the Nigerian Army in the pictures below,” he stated.
Photo highlights: The humane side of Nigerian Army
In what showcases the humane side of the Nigerian Army, the troops could be seen attending to dehydrated captives rescued after subduing elements of Boko Haram/ ISWAP insurgents in Gwoza, Northeast of Nigeria.
Col Musa also used the opportunity to encourage Nigerians to see the human side of the Nigerian Army in a bid to encaurage the troops in the Frontline and to strengthen the Civil-Military Relations, especially in parts of the insurgency affected States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.