According to the Nigerian military spokesman, Texas Chukwu the operation, which began April 28, is still on going.
Chukwu revealed in a statement that those rescued from the terrorist hideout are mainly women and children and, a few young men who had been forced to join the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The operation took place in Borno state which is one of the main territories of the group.
Chukwu also made it clear in his statement that;
“Those rescued are receiving treatment at a military facility,”
The rescue mission follows the release of more than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped in March by Boko Haram from Dapchi in Yobe State.
The operation, which was conducted in conjunction with Cameroonian and Nigerian troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force, rescued the hostages from Malamkari, Amchaka, Walasa and Gora villages of the Bama Local Government Area.
The Boko Haram militants mainly inhabit areas in the northern states of Nigeria, specifically Yobe, Kano, Bauchi, Borno and Kaduna.
According to new reports, the terror group is responsible for the kidnap of more than 1,000 children in Nigeria since 2013.
The group sparked global outrage after its militants seized 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok town in Borno state in 2014.
Some of those girls were freed last year following negotiations between the Nigerian government and Boko Haram.