Nigerian troops have rescued hundreds of hostages who had been held by Boko Haram militants.
During the raid, the army killed dozens militants and destroyed four technical vehicles belong to the group in the troubled north east part of Nigeria.
Boko continues to wage insurgency in Nigeria and its immediate neighbouring countries including Benin, Niger, Chad, Mali and Cameroon.
The Nigerian Military has rescued 1,890 persons held captives by the Boko Haram terrorist group at various locations within the last two weeks, military spokesman Sani Usman said in an e-mailed statement on Sunday.
Boko Haram which pledged allegiance to Islamic State in 2014 is now in the seventh year of violent campaigns in its effort of trying to impose Sharia of Islamic law on one’s of Africa’s most populous nation.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said his government has beaten back the militants since he came to power in May 2015 and that the jihadist group no longer holds major territory.
Boko Haram militancy has forced the affected nations (Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Mali and Cameroon) to form a Joint Multi Task Force currently with 8,700 soldiers to battle the jihadist group.