The Nigerian Army said it has rescued 31 persons comprising 14 women and 17 children from Boko Haram militants in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
This was made known in a statement on Monday by the Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu.
The troops killed a number of Boko Haram terrorists while several others escaped with gunshot wounds during the encounter.
According to colonel Iliyasu, the combined troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE also uncovered a Boko Haram enclave at Malam Fatori in Abadam LGA and had engaged the terrorists at the enclave.
Two AK47 rifles, two AK47 rifle magazines loaded with 30 rounds of special ammunition and three unexploded mortar bombs were among ammunition taken from the militants enclave.