Boko Haram has reportedly released nearly 200 women who were kidnapped earlier this month in Katarko Gujba, Yobe State.
City officials told the BBC Hausa Service about the release of the nearly 200 women.
According to residents of Katarko in Yobe state, Boko Haram militants released about 200 women on Saturday out of 250 they kidnapped early this month.
They said there are still some women and almost 30 children in the hands of Boko Haram .
President Jonathan was in Maiduguri, Borno State today for his campaign where he promised the people of rebuilding the destroyed communities by the insurgents.
Speaking at the Ramat Square, Maiduguri, Jonathan said: “We feel very pained because of the number of people that have lost their lives in Borno state especially & in Northeast.
“Immediately we rebuild our territories, these communities will come back to life, we will rebuild worship centres.
“If anybody imagines that I will bring insecurity in this state, that is totally nonsense”.
The president said with the vast land and the population of Borno State, “it can feed the whole of this country.”
“Borno State can support the Federal Government in so many ways, but many people do not want to come to Borno State, because to do this, one may suffer because of the common enemy of the whole of the people of Nigeria.
“I am promising the whole of you that we shall surely end this insurgency. We will surely stop Boko Haram and we shall return Borno to the path of peace.
“Whatever it takes to do this and to ensure the return of the Chibok girls, we will do. We will surely conquer Boko Haram. We will surely return this state to the peaceful state we knew.”
He concluded his speech by saying: ”I want to thank you, in spite of the pains you are going through, you came out to receive us, may Allah bless you all”
Also speaking at the campaign rally, former Borno State governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff said: “If there is free and fair election in Borno State, Mr. President, I can assure you that Shettima cannot score 30 per cent of the votes cast. I must also assure you that the whole of Borno is for you if we are going to conduct free and fair election.
“Our enemies are not from outside but the enemies within.”