MOSCOW (Sputnik) – An additional 520 hostages were freed in Kusumma village where one Boko Haram fighter was captured alive and three others killed.
"The triumphant troops, apart from killing 22 terrorists, cleared pockets of terrorists in Wumbi, Tunish, Tilem and Malawaji. Others are the Makaudari, Daima, Buduli, Sadigumo, Jiwe, Sidigeri and Kala villages. The troops also rescued 309 persons held captive by the terrorists," the army said.
During its six-year insurgency, Boko Haram has killed approximately 20,000 people and displaced as many as 2.5 million in Nigeria.