The kidnapped wife of Amadou Ali, Cameroon’s Vice Prime Minister that was abducted on Sunday, was rescued from Boko Haram kidnappers.
The rescue operation was carried out by soldiers from Cameroon in an operation reported to have lasted several hours.
According to Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), 16 people died during the rescue operation.
Cameroon’s Minister of Information, Issa Tchiroma Bakary, confirmed the freedom of the vice prime minister’s wife.
Bakary said government was still investigating the number of casualties.