Major General Chris Olukolade Nigerian director of defense told reporters on Wednesday says that the nearly 300 female were released from the custody of the militants in northeastern Sambisa Forest.
Nigerian army is still screening the rescued female to find out their origin or whether they include the school girls abducted from Chibok about a year ago.
Major General Chris Olukolade says it is still early to say whether the school girls from Chibok are among them but added that the military will soon release more information in this regard.
Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 school girls from northeastern Chibok town in April 2014 and later announced that the girls were married off to their fighters.
Boko Haram after pledging its allegiance with Islamic State terrorist group recently adopted a new name of “Islamic State’s West Africa Province” or (Iswap).