Friday, 10 November 2017

397 ex-Boko Haram hostages regain freedom

Photo de: Far North : 397 ex-Boko Haram hostages regain freedom

Some 397 former Boko Haram hostages have regained freedom after nine months of captivity from Boko Haram.

The liberated Cameroonians are presently lodged at the residence of the Divisional Officer of Mozogo in Mayo Moskota division in the the Far North.
The ex-hostages were freed after Cameroon's army launched an offensive against the terrorist group in a number of strongholds.
Since 2nd February 2017, more Cameroonains have been freed by the military that keeps hitting hard on the nefarious group.
Some of the men and women share testimonies of their capture that usually takes place at night.
Most were captured in a Cameroonian border town Chinene and taken to unknown destinations.
They relate stories of horror, misery, hardship and pain during their stay under Boko Haram captivity.
Some have lost their husbands, wives, children or property.
The ex-hostages have been expressing heartfelt gratitude to the defence forces not only for saving them but also for the extensive energy invested to bring down Boko Haram atrocities to a minimal rate.
The D. O of Mozogo, Julien  Martial Asse stated that a seies of crisis meeting have been organised since their arrival.
He says persons of goodwill and organisations are encouraged to assist these people whom government pledges to feed and provide shelter until new resettlement plans are concretised.
Some 157 of the group who are of school going age have been enrolled with the assistance of local authorities.
In the meantime, preventive measures against diseases have been reinfoced within this new settlements.

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