234 more women, children rescued in Nigeria

Written by  CNN

Nigerian troops have rescued an additional 234 women and girls in the Sambisa Forest, a stronghold for Boko Haram militants, a Nigerian military spokesman says.


According to CNN It was not immediately clear whether any of the girls rescued Thursday were "Chibok girls," the military said.


About 450 women and girls were rescued earlier last week as the military entered the forest in northeast Nigeria looking for Boko Haram camps.


The Nigerian military operation is continuing on various fronts and efforts are concentrated on the rescue of civilian hostages and the destruction of Boko Haram camps, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, information director for the Nigerian military, said in a statement. CNN reports.

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