Nigeria’s troops have freed another 234 women and children from Boko Haram’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest, the military said Friday.
The defence headquarters said in a statement the hostages were rescued on Thursday through the Kawuri and Konduga end of Sambisa forest.
Some 500 women and children have already been rescued by the military in the past few days.
“They have been evacuated to join others at the place of ongoing screening,” the military said.
It said the “assault on the forest is continuing from various fronts and efforts are concentrated on rescuing hostages of civilians and destroying all terrorists camps and facilities in the forest.”
The military had pledged to free more hostages from the Islamists after hundreds were rescued earlier this week.