Nigerian army rescues more kidnapped women, children
30 April 2015, 13:32
Abuja - Nigeria's military rescued another
set of women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militia and were
being detained in Sambisa forest where the Islamist group has been holed up, an
army spokesperson said on Thursday.
"They have been evacuated to a safety
zone for further processing," Colonel Sani Usman said in a statement
without specifying the number of people saved from the hardline group, which
seeks to create a caliphate in western Africa.
Earlier this week, the army said it rescued
nearly 300 women and girls from the same forest in the north eastern Borno
state as it fights to quash the six-year Islamist insurgency.
The army announced the rescue on Twitter
and said it was screening and interviewing the abducted girls and women.
Troops destroyed and cleared four militant
camps and rescued 200 abducted girls and 93 women "but they are not the
Chibok girls," army spokesperson Colonel Sani Usman told The Associated
Nearly 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped from
the north-eastern town of Chibok by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram in