Nigerian army managed to rescue 148 people mostly women and children from the shackles of Boko Haram militants.
Boko Haram militants fled an onslaught from the Nigerian Army in the Lake Chad Islands and fringes of the northern borders of Borno state which allowed the army to liberate the 148 civilians.
The 75 children, 58 women and 15 men were freed to the remote town of Bama, 45 miles southeast of Maiduguri at camp for internally displaced people. Amongst the rescued, were two pregnant teenage girls.
According to the women rescued, the Boko Haram soldiers used them as sex slaves while the men were forced to do hard labor.
Just last month, the army freed 1000 hostages after a weeklong battle with Boko Haram in Borno state leaving at least 50 militants dead