Nigerian forces free more than 180 hostages, say police

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Nigerian police say that at least one hundred eighty seven people including babies have been freed in the country's troubled north one of Nigeria's largest liberation's of kidnap victims a state police spokesman from the summer far region says security forces rescued the hostages the forest where they had been held for many weeks he said they were released unconditionally indicating that no ransoms were paid following extensive search and rescue operations the spokesman added the rescue was had been helped by sweeping security measures including a shot down on mobile phone networks and restrictions on gatherings and movements in the region I'm Charles de Ledesma

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