The Nigerian army rescues nearly 300 females from Boko Haram

 

 Nigerian troops recently rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive against Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the Nigerian military has said.

A reporter, Yvonne Ndege, reporting from Abuja, said on Wednesday  the 29th of April that the Nigerian military was planning to release photos and more information of the women and girls rescued.

"What we understand is that there is a screening process to find out where they are from. We managed to speak to Nigeria's military spokesman who believes some of the women are wives of Boko Haram fighters," a correspondent stated.

The army announced the rescue on Twitter on Tuesday and said it was screening and interviewing the abducted girls and women.
Nearly the 300 schoolgirls who were seized from the northeastern town of Chibok by the armed group Boko Haram in April 2014. The fighters took the schoolgirls in trucks into the Sambisa Forest. Dozens escaped, but 219 remain missing.

An army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, has publicly stated that the 200 abducted girls and 93 women "are not the Chibok girls".