Chibok Girls Freed? Army Says It Has Rescued 200 Girls From Sambisa Forest

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Nigerian Army says it has rescued 200 girls from Sambisa forest, the stronghold of Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.

This came more than a year after nearly 300 girls were kidnapped by the sect from their school in Chibok, Borno State, an incident that got the attention of the world and brought up the popular campaign #BringBackOurGirls. It is, however, unclear if the abducted Chibok girls were among the rescued ones.

“Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls & 93 women from #Sambisa Forest. We cannot confirm if the #ChibokGirls are in this group,” the Defence Headquarters said in a twitter post.

Troops were said to have captured and destroyed three terrorists camps, including the notorious Tokumbere camp during the operation.

“The freed persons are now being screened and profiled. We will bring you details later,” the DHq wrote.