The Nigerian army says at least seven persons kidnapped by Boko Haram on Tuesday have been freed.
The abducted persons were freed after a heated gun battle between soldiers and members of the terror group.
Amongst the rescued are four Civilian-JTF members, two NNPC personnel and a staff of the University of Maiduguri.
Some vehicles belonging to the NNPC were also recovered.
The army spokesman, Brigadier general Sanni Usman called on phone on TVC Newsâ€™ programme, Journalist Hangout where he confirmed the release.