The Nigerian Army on Friday said it has rescued 90 people including women and children, after dislodging Boko Haram members from two villages in Nigeria’s restive north-east region.
Acting Army Spokesman, Sani Usman, said in a statement on Saturday that troops rescued 23 men, 33 women and 34 children from the terrorists in the villages of Dissa and Balazala, which lie in the vicinity of the town of Gwoza in Borno State.
Gwoza was where Boko Haram declared caliphate last year before the strategic town was recaptured by government troops in March.
The military added that it had reopened a primary school in the town which had been shut down because of the insurgency and pledged to implement security measures to ensure the safety of pupils and teachers.
The military also said it intercepted several Boko Haram fighters fleeing the battle zone disguised as internally displaced people.