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[Photos] Joy as anti-Boko Haram fighter returns home on rotation

[Photos] Joy as anti-Boko Haram fighter returns home on rotation


The Nigerian Army on Thursday shared photos of how a Boko Haram combatant surprised his family by returning from the battle field unexpectedly.

The Army said the rotation of troops who had overstayed in the northeast fighting Boko Haram insurgents was part of a routine to share the responsibility of fighting terrorism in the country.

An Army statement said for starters: “soldiers of 29 Battalion based in Port Harcourt, have been rotated and returned to their main unit.” One soldier in particular is shown in a cheerful mood with his family.

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