The terrorist group earlier this month kidnapped 100 people,
according to a Nigerian security official and a local self-defence
The Associated Press reported that the rescue operation took
place on Friday.
The abductions took place on August 10 in Doron Baga in the
Kukawa area near the border with Chad, said the official, who
spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to
speak to the media.
He said the terrorists were stopped as they crossed the Chad
border by Chadian soldiers who killed most of them and set free
most of the captives.
Muhammed Gava, a member of the anti-Boko Haram vigilante
movement, said 20 females and about 70 young men had been
forced to board speed boats in Lake Chad, which lies on the border
between Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
A source, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri, said the
insurgents attacked the village in the evening and took away some
boys and young men.
Some of those that fled the area that were sighted in Maiduguri
after the attack, said they had to flee because of the constant
attacks by the insurgents.