Troops of three battalion, 22 brigade  of  the Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole, assisted by 10 civilian JTF, have rescued a total of 1,623 persons held captive by  the Boko Haram terrorists group. 

A statement  by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, said the successful rescue operation was based on information .

The rescued persons have been escorted to Rann Internally Displaced Persons Camp, while all the children were vaccinated.