A security source in Damaturu told reporters that the women and children were abducted early this month in Gujba and Katarko areas in the state.
The freed women and children were among 250 persons; the sect abducted in the two areas.
The source said the fighters are still holding several women and children abducted from the area.
Boko Haram leaders did not explain why they freed the women and children.
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