The Nigerian Army on Wednesday, 28 October revealed that its troops deployed at the outskirts of Sambisa forest have rescued 338 people held by Boko Haram terrorists.

In an Army statement made by Acting Director Army Public Relations Sani Kukasheka Usman, it stated that Nigerian troops, consisting of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army on Tuesday, 27 October, conducted a successful raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists camps in Bulajilin and Manawashe villages along the Sambisa forest.

The Army killed 30 Boko Haram terrorists as a result of the raid.

The 338 people were rescued from inside the enclaves and consisted of 8 males, 138 females and 192 children. They have been evacuated to Mubi in the Adamawa state of Nigeria.

Following the raid, the Nigerian troops recovered arms and ammunitions from Boko Haram, which include one General Purpose Gun, two Dane Guns, 150 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), six boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) and three cutlasses.