Nigerian students march during independence day celebrations in Lagos in October 1, 2013. Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan said he had formed a panel tasked with laying the ground for a national dialogue to tackle contentious issues such as religious tensions and the sharing of oil wealth during an address marking the 53rd anniversary of Nigeria's independence. AFP PHOTO/ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Nigerian army searches for missing school girls.  (Photo: Google Images)
Nigerian army searches for missing school girls.
(Photo: Google Images)

The internet is buzzing with news that Nigeria’s army rescued 200 girls and 93 women on Tuesday during a military operation to win back the Sambisa Forest in the northeast from Boko Haram. The author writes:

“‘The troops rescued 200 abducted girls and 93 women,’ Colonel Sani Usman told Reuters in a text message. They were not, however, from Chibok, the village from which more than 200 girls were abducted in April 2014, he said.

‘So far, they (the army) have destroyed and cleared Sassa, Tokumbere and two other camps in the general area of Alafa, all within the Sambisa forest.’

Boko Haram’s action in Chibok caused an international outcry, and the group’s six-year insurgency has seen thousands killed and many more abducted.”

Many believe that some of the children rescued are from the group of 200 schoolgirls abducted last April, but this story is about a different group of women and girls.

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