Nigerian military on Friday said another set of 234 women and children have been rescued by troops in Borno State.
Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said the women and children were rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of the Sambisa forest on Thursday.
Sambisa forest had for years been a hideout for Boko Haram terrorists.
Mr. Olukolade, a major general, said the victims were evacuated to join others at a location for an ongoing screening.
“This set in addition to the previous individuals earlier rescued during the ongoing operation in the area,” Mr. Olukolade said.
He added that the assault by the military on the forest is continuing from various fronts with the aim of rescuing hostages and destroying all terrorists camps and facilities in the forest.
The military had on Tuesday rescued 293 girls and women currently undergoing screening.
Howwever, it has yet to confirm the identities of those rescued, and whether the missing Chibok schoolgirls are among.
Defence officials said that clarification could only come after ongoing screning and profiling.
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