Nigeria: 160 More Women, Children Rescued from Boko Haram Camp
ICC Note: Just days after liberating 293 women and young girls from the clutches of Islamic terror group Boko Haram, the Nigerian military has rescued another 160 women and children from the Sambisa Forest area in northern Nigeria. Troops are moving through the forest thought to be the last stronghold of Boko Haram in Nigeria, and have reportedly destroyed nine militant camps. There is still no sign of the missing 219 Chibok girls kidnapped April 14, 2014 from a government school.
By Faith Karimi and Aminu Abubakar
4/30/15 Kano, Nigeria (CNN) – Nigerian troops rescued an additional 160 women and children from Boko Haram days after they found hundreds of other hostages, the military said Thursday.
“We are still working to verify the actual number of the rescued hostages, but I can say they include around 60 women and 100 children,” said army spokesman Sani Usman.
A female hostage and a soldier were killed during the rescue operation at Sambisa Forest, where the Islamist extremists operate from.
Troops are moving into other parts of the forest and have destroyed nine militant camps, the spokesman said.
“Many of those kidnapped have undergone psychological trauma and indoctrination,” he said.