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Nigerian Forces Free 19 Hostages Held by Militants

Nigerian troops freed 19 hostages held by militants in the oil-rich Niger River delta yesterday and handed them over to their employers at a military base in the port city of Port Harcourt, a military commander said.

“Military operations will continue” against militant groups, Major General Charles Omoregie, commander of the task force in charge of security in the region, told reporters today in Port Harcourt.