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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
Nigeria Rescues 300 Girls, Women From Boko Haram
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. (Read more Nigeria stories.)

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