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200 girls, 93 women rescued from Boko Haram

from BBC
Some of the captured  girls
Some of the captured girls

The Nigerian military says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from an area where the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, is active.

The military said the 200 Chibouk school girls, abducted in April 2014, were not among them.

It also said the girls and women were freed during major operations ending in the seizure of four Boko Haram camps in the Sambisa Forest.

According to a Nigerian military spokesman, the 200 girls and 93 women were now being interviewed.
The BBC quotes the military Spokesman, Chris Olukolade, as saying weapons were also seized at the camps in the latest operation.

The hostages were freed as part of a major ongoing operation, General Olukolade also told the BBC.
He said accurate intelligence had helped the military locate the camps, attacked from all directions by ground air forces.

 


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