Nigerian Army Rescues ‘200 Girls And 93 Women’ From Boko Haram

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Nigerian troops have rescued 200 young girls and 93 women from a Boko Haram stronghold in the Sambisa Forest – however, they cannot confirm at this stage whether they are the Chibok girls.

In recent weeks, Nigerian troops and vigilantes have moved into the Sambisa Forest. Unfortunately, last Wednesday, the troops had to retreat because of explosive devices Boko Haram had planted in the forest. Soldiers were able to successfully reenter the forest on Monday and carried out the operation on Tuesday.

The Nigerian Defence HQ announced the information via their Twitter account:

Director of Defense Information Major Gen. Chris Olukolade, told the Daily Post Nigeria:

I can only confirm the rescue this afternoon of 200 girls and 93 women in different camps in the forest. We are yet to determine their origin, as all the freed persons are now being screened and profiled.

Please don’t misquote me on their origin. We will provide more details later.

Boko Haram kidnapped 300 school girls from Chibok in April 2014, and although dozens managed to escape, 219 remain missing. The incident led to international outrage, kick-starting a campaign for their release under the hashtag #bringbackourgirls.

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One official did not rule out that captives from other Boko Haram camps that were raided might include some of the 200 girls abducted from Chibok. With the military push set to continue, we can only hope that the Chibok girls are captured and Boko Haram are dealt with once and for all.

Boko Haram treat women as booty of war – forcing captives to convert to Islam, they are routinely enslaved and sold.

Their name, ‘Boko Haram’, translates to “Western education is sin” in the local Hausa language, and their ultimate aim is to impose a stricter enforcement of Sharia law across Nigeria.

They have recently pledged allegiance to ISIS, a pledge ISIS were all too happy to accept.


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