Nigeria (VCM) — Nigeria’s army rescued at least a dozen kidnapped women and children who were being held captive by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
In a statement to the press, military spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman announced that the group was rescued as the army cleared Boko Haram camps in northeastern Borno state.
While preparing today’s alert, we also learned that on October 27 the troops conducted another successful operation, this time rescuing more than 300 additional captives.
Although the identity of those who were rescued this week is unknown, it’s possible that some of the Christian Chibok schoolgirls may be among them.
For a report on the abduction of the schoolgirls, click here.