Nigerian troops rescues more 25 women from Boko Haram

Nigerian troops have
rescued 25 more women and
children from Boko Haram's northeastern stronghold in the
Sambisa Forest, killing a number of
insurgents and destroying Islamist camps, the military said Wednesday.

"Seven additional terrorists camps were yesterday destroyed as more terrorists also died in the ongoing onslaught to flush them out of Sambisa forest," the defence headquarters said in a statement.

"An additional 25 women and children were rescued in the process," it said.

According to the military, more than
700 women and children have been
saved from Islamist captivity during
a weeks long assault on the notorious forest in Borno state


At least 275 have been taken for rehabilitation to hospitals and camps
in Yola, the capital of Adamawa state, which neighbours Borno.

The military said soldiers in the
latest operation had to evade landmines laid by the Islamist rebels before storming the camps.
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