Several Abducted Women, Girls Regain Freedom From Boko Haram WebLatest News, News Monday, July 7th, 2014
Over 60 women and girls have been reportedly escaped from the clutches of the dreaded
Boko Haram, security sources have indicated.
The escapees included the 68 abducted last month near Damboa in north-eastern Borno state.
Reports indicated that the women escaped when the militants went to attack a military base near Damboa Friday. The Nigerian military claimed it killed more than 50 rebels in the night clash.
The insurgents are still holding hostage more than 200 schoolgirls abducted in Girls Secondary School, Chibok area, Borno state in April.
Local vigilante, Abbas Gava told newsmen he had “received an alert from my colleagues… that about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made it back home”.
“They took the bold step when their abductors moved out to carry out an operation,” the source revealed.
A high-level security source in Maiduguri the state capital confirmed the escape, AFP news agency reported.
The Federal government through National Orientation Agency (NOA) had earlier denied the abduction of the women by Boko Haram members. The denial came from the agency’s Director General, Mike Omeri. He cautioned the media and general public to always be careful in spreading information on every issue.
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