Nigerian army says rescues more women and children from Sambisa forest

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, – ’s military rescued another set of and who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militia and were being detained in where the Islamist group has been holed up, an army said on Thursday.

“They have been evacuated to a safety zone for further processing,” Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement without specifying the number of people saved from the hardline group, which to create a caliphate in western Africa.

Earlier this week, the army said it rescued nearly 300 women and girls from the same forest in the north eastern state as it fights to quash the six-year Islamist insurgency. (Writing by Helen Nyambura-Mwaura; Editing by Dominic Evans)