The troops of the Nigerian Army have rescued an additional 234 women and children from the Sambisa Forest.
The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in a statement on Friday that the women and children were rescued by troops at the Kawuri and Kondua axis of the Sambisa Forest.
Olukolade said that the latest batch of rescued women and children had been moved to join those rescued earlier for screening.
The military rescued 293 ladies comprising 200 girls and 93 women on Tuesday and another 160 women and children comprising 60 women and 100 children on Wednesday.
He said “Another set of 234 women and children were rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of Sambisa forest on Thursday.
“They have been evacuated to join others at the place of ongoing screening. This set in addition to the previous individuals earlier rescued during the ongoing operation in the area.
“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.”