The Nigerian Army has rescued nearly 2,000 captives from a Boko Haram stronghold in the Sambisa Forest in Northeast Nigeria’s Borno State.

Captives, most of whom are Women and Children, have been rescued and are currently being processed in the City of Maiduguri before being reintegrated to their own communities.

Nigerian troops also arrested hundreds of Boko Haram insurgents in the forest.

The hostage rescue was part of the Military’s renewed efforts in the so-called ‘Operation Rescue Finale’, which aims to dislodge Boko Haram from its remaining strongholds in the Sambisa forest.

The Army said some 500 insurgents were captured while others reportedly surrendered during the raid.