Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Chibok girls rescued by Nigerian Army?Troops rescue 200 girls, 93 women from Sambisa forest

The Nigerian army says it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram camps in the Sambisa forest.
It has not been confirmed if the Chibok girls, who were kidnapped by Boko Haram almost exactly a year ago, are among them.
The rescue occurred during a mission to wrestle back control of the Sambisa forest from Boko Haram.
The Nigerian army said in a statement: "Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa Forest. We cannot confirm if the Chibok girls are in this group."
It was added that Nigerian troops had also destroyed three camps run by the militants.
"I can only confirm the rescued this afternoon of 200 girls and 93 women in different camps in the forest," Director of Defense Information Major Gen. Chris Olukolade said
"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."
The girls and women will be screened on 29 April to determine whether they had been abducted or if they were married to the militants, one intelligence source said.
"Now they are excited about their freedom," he said. "Tomorrow there will be screenings to determine whether they are Boko Haram wives, whether they are from Chibok, how long they have been in the camps, and if they have children."
Some of the girls were injured, and some of the militants killed.
Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls near the northern village of Chibok in April 2014.
The actions of the militant group sparked international outcry and a widespread campaign for their rescue.

1 comment:

  1. I pray the chibok girls are found even if they are not amongst these ones. It's been too long.