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Published On: Wed, Apr 29th, 2015

Nigerian military report the rescue of nearly 300 women, girls from Boko Haram

Two hundred girls and 93 women have been rescued from Nigeria’s Sambisa Forest, according to a new report. They were kidnapped by Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group that is striving to establish a caliphate in the coutry.

The Nigerian Armed Forces made the announcement on its Twitter page, but could not confirm if the girls were among the schoolgirls that were kidnapped from a school in Chibok by Boko Haram militants in April 2014.

CNN reports that the Nigerian military also claimed to have destroyed three terrorist camps.
Islamists Boko Haram used young girls as suicide bombers in this weekend's massacre Boko Haram logo   photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

Islamists Boko Haram used young girls as suicide bombers in this weekend’s massacre
Boko Haram logo photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

Military spokesman Chris Olukolade told CNN that the mission was ongoing as the girls and women were being screened and many hadn’t spoken their families at this point.

“The Tokumbere, Sassa and Tlafa terror camps were raided and destroyed, said a source close to the military. The Tokumbere camp is the most notorious, where the training of small children by Boko Haram is said to have occurred, the source said. Boko Haram terrorists were killed in the operation, but the military did not say how many,” CNN added.
Many more details may emerged and many other victims may be found according their sources.
“We have no idea where the Chibok girls are or were,” CNN correspondent Christian Purefoy said Tuesday.
Boko Haram has terrorized the Nigerian people for years, offering up support for ISIS in the Middle East and attempting to spread their Sharia Law into neighboring Chad and Cameroon.
Nigeria Boko Haram attacks map

Nigeria saw the most Christians murdered by Islamists in 2014
Boko Haram attacks map distrubted in 2012. Photo/wikimedia

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