Nigeria’s army rescues nearly 300 women from Boko Haram
Soldiers in Nigeria have managed to free the women from a Boko Haram stronghold in the country’s northeast. The army said the girls aren’t those abducted from their school dormitories last year in Chibok.
Nigerian troops destroyed and cleared four militant camps, and rescued 200 abducted girls and 93 women during an offensive against the jihadi group Tuesday, “but they are not the Chibok girls,” army spokesman Col. Sani Usman told The Associated Press.
The prisoners have been found in Sambisa forest, in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, large parts of which have been occupied by the Islamist organization.
Several diplomats and intelligence officers had previously stated that at least some of the dozens of girls who were kidnapped in the town of Chibok last year causing international outrage are being held in the forest.
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Source News: DW