Nigeria Rescues 300 Girls, Women From Boko Haram

They do not include the 200 girls taken last year in Chibok
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 28, 2015 4:09 PM CDT
In this Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, demonstrators calling on the Nigerian government to rescue girls taken from Abuja, Nigeria, last year.   (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga, File)

(Newser) – Nigeria's army says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram, reports CNN. In a sign of just how widespread this kind of kidnapping is, however, those rescued do not include the approximately 200 girls taken from a school last year—the ones who drew worldwide attention in the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. "They are not the Chibok girls," a military spokesman tells AP. The military is interviewing the rescuees now to determine where they're from. The original news came via a tweet from the Nigerian military announcing that troops rescued the girls and women from the Sambisi Forest.

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