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Nigeria releases 143 hostages kidnapped by Boko Haram

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Nigerian security forces released 143 people who earlier kidnapped Boko Haram terrorists.

The military conducted a major counterterrorism operation in three regions of the Nigerian federal state of Borno in which the Boko Haram terrorist organization operates.

At least 143 hostages have been released, most of whom are women and children.

Three terrorists were killed during the operation, while 23 others were arrested.

Boko Haram is a terrorist organization founded in Nigeria in the early 2000s by extremist Muhammad Yusuf to fight all kinds of Western culture, especially in Nigeria’s education system.

Yusuf died in prison in unexplained circumstances in 2009, and as a result, Boko Haram intensified terrorist activities and became a global terrorist threat. It currently operates in Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin, Chad and Niger.

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