Nigeria hopes rescued women can offer clues to missing girls

April 29th, 2015  
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Topic: Nigeria hopes rescued women can offer clues to missing girls

By Ardo Abdallah and Isaac Abrak BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Wednesday it had transported nearly 300 women and girls rescued from Boko Haram to the hilly border town of Gwoza, as it seeks clues to the whereabouts of other girls whose abduction last year provoked international outrage. The 200 girls and 93 women were freed from four camps during an army operation in northeastern Borno province as the Nigeria military bears down on what are believed to be Boko Haram's final strongholds in the Sambisa forest. The military said on Tuesday initial enquiries suggested the freed women did not include roughly 200 missing schoolgirls seized a year ago from the northern village of Chibok, whose capture drew global attention to the insurgency in Nigeria. Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, has killed and kidnapped thousands of people since 2009 in Africa's most populous country.


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