Saturday, May 2, 2015

Nigerian military rescues 234 kidnapped girls, women from Boko Haram Islamic militant stronghold

A Nigerian soldier speaks to woman and children
that were allegedly rescued this week by the Nigerian
Military after being taken by Islamic extremists in
Sambisa Forest, Nigeria.
LAGOS, Nigeria — Nigeria's military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country's northeast, an announcement on social media said Saturday.
It brings the number of females declared rescued this week to more than 677.

"FLASH: Another set of 234 women and children were rescued through the Kawuri and Konduga end of the #Sambisa Forest on Thursday," said a message on the official Twitter account of the Nigerian Defence Headquarters posted early Saturday.  READ MORE

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