Nigeria’s military has freed 338 captives, mainly children and women, in raids on Boko Haram camps in the north-eastern part of the country.
Thirty militants of the Islamic extremist group were killed in Tuesday’s attacks on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters said.
A military statement on social media said troops separately ambushed and killed four suspects who were on a suicide bombing mission in north-eastern Adamawa state.
Troops Cleared More Boko Haram Terrorists Camps And Rescues Abductees pic.twitter.com/nbcsmtIqpB— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) October 28, 2015
The military posted photographs of several guns and ammunition recovered, along with images of bodies of alleged insurgents.
Nigerian troops have rescued hundreds of Boko Haram captives this year but none of the 219 girls kidnapped from a school in Chibok. Their mass abduction in April 2014 sparked international outrage against the militants.