The Army has rescued fifty four Boko Haram kidnapped persons in Borno state, including twenty nine women and twenty five children.

A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa, said the victims were freed after troops cleared Ma’allasuwa and Yaa-Munye villages in the state. He added that the terrorists fled troops’ onslaught and abandoned the victims.

The Army Spokesman also said that troops on clearance operation in Damasak general area of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno state, destroyed two Boko Haram logistics vehicles and make shift camp.

In another development, Musa said that a Mobile policeman Markus John, was arrested at Njimtilo check point on Maiduguri-Damaturu road, while on transit to Lagos.

The Spokesman said that at the time of arrest, John was in possession of two magazines, Special ammunition and round of anti-aircraft gun concealed in his bag.