338 hostages of Boko Haram rescued in Nigeria

  • At least 338 hostages held by militant group Boko Haram have been rescued by troops near the Sambisa forest located in Nigeria's Borno state, the army said on Wednesday. The hostages -- 192 children, 138 women and eight men -- were rescued on Tuesday by troops of Nigerian army who carried out raids on suspected Boko Haram camps at Bulajilin and Manawashe villages on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest, media reports quoted a statement signed by army spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman. At least 30 Boko Haram fighters were also killed in the raid, the army statement said, adding the troops recovered arms and ammunitions from the rebels. (Source: IANS)