The Nigerian government has announced plans to release all women arrested on suspicion of having links with the Islamist group "Boko Haram."
The exact number of those who will be set free, is not yet known.
Earlier, representatives of the "Boko Haram" demanded that the government of Nigeria to release all the arrested women - it was their fundamental condition for peace talks.
According to some reports, the Nigerian security forces detained under arrest family members of suspected militants as hostages.
Last week the President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan announced a large-scale operation against the rebels in the three states where emergency was declared. BBC