Troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion on Tuesday intercepted some families of Boko Haram who were escaping from Sambisa
The troops, who were deployed at an Observation Post sighted a group of persons approaching its Check Point at Liwanti village along Damboa-Bulabulin road, Borno State.
On arrival, they were received and treated humanely based on International Humanitarian Laws and Rules of Engagement.
On preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the 69 of them were indeed family members of Boko Haram terrorists escaping from Sambisa. Out of that number, 7 of them are men, 18 women, 7 grown up boys and 37 children.