The military operation for the mission occurred Sunday morning after eight suspected Boko Haram terrorists abducted some cattle rearers and livestock at gunpoint at Dalakalari general area, Mafa Local Government Area.
Some well meaning people informed the military who swung into action and pursued the terrorists.
The terrorists, sensing danger, ran and abandoned the livestock just before Panamri village and ran away.
The troops were able to rescue 43 persons and 500 cows taken by the terrorists.
The victims and the recovered cows have been handed over to the local authorities.