The rescue of 58 women used as sex slaves by Boko Haram and the fleeing 210 inmates in a jail break are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Tuesday.
The Guardian’s headline highlighted that the Nigerian army has rescued 58 women used as sex slaves by Boko Haram in Modu Kimeri, in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. The army also rescued 75 children and 15 men.
The Leadership also led with the story that the army revealed that troops of the 21 Brigade supported by members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole to conduct counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in the North East have rescued 148 civilians held hostage by Boko Haram.
The Sun newspaper reported that more facts have emerged as to why some gunmen attacked the Minna Medium Security Prison on Sunday night, killing a prison officer and a motorcyclist and releasing 210 inmates..
It quotes Minister of Interior, Retired Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, that the gunmen might have come to free two condemned criminals, whose death warrants were to be signed on Monday.
The Punch newspaper said the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs had reached out to Boko Haram in a bid to negotiate the release of Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl still being held in captivity by the insurgents.