Yesterday, Wednesday, 28th October 2015 the Nigerian army said it had freed 338 people, mostly women and children, from Boko Haram's Sambisa forest stronghold in the northeast, Nigeria. According to Army spokesperson, "The (army) unit ... rescued 338 persons that were held captive by the terrorists," the army said of the Tuesday operation, adding that 192 of the survivors were children and 138 women... (from) suspected Boko Haram terrorist camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages" on the edge of the Sambisa forest, the army said.
It said troops also killed 30 suspected jihadists and seized a cache of arms and ammunition in the area.
The freed hostages have been moved to a camp for displaced persons in Mubi in nearby Adamawa state, the army said.
The army also said four Boko Haram suspects on a suicide bombing mission to Gubula town in Adamawa state were ambushed and killed by government troops.
Some weapons, unexploded ordinances, mortar bombs and some cash were recovered from the suspects.
Bombardment of insurgents still ongoing as the air force via Airforce chief Sadique Abubakr said in a statement on Tuesday it had launched strikes on the group's vehicle and fuel depots "in a renewed drive to further degrade" its assets. The strikes are helping "pave the way for the final onslaught" by ground forces.
The rescue was reported even as local officials in Niger Republic via Anfani radio station said 13 people were killed in an attack on a village in the southeast allegedly carried out by Boko Haram militants. "They burned cars, houses, stores,"