Troops rescues more girls, Women from Sambisa forest.

The military has rescued more women and children from the Sambisa Forest base of Boko Haram insurgents.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who made this known in a statement on Wednesday night, also said that some commanders of the militant Islamist sect were killed during further raids on the forest.

Special Forces had on Tuesday rescued 293 girls and women from the forest in Borno State. Tuesday’s success had fuelled speculations that the girls, who are undergoing health checks at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, might be the Chiboks schoolgirls who were abducted by insurgents from their hostel on April 14, 2014.

Although the Defence Headquarters which announced the freeing of the 293 girls and women, said it had yet to ascertain their identities, the Borno State Government claimed that most of them were from Bumsiri, Damboa Local Government Area.

Usman, in his statement, did not give the number of those freed on Wednesday but Punch gathered that they are 160.
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