Nigeria Troops Rescue 293 Women, Some Believed To Be Chibok Girls

Nigerian troops on Tuesday carried out a daring and precise operation on Boko Haram’s stronghold of Sambisa Forest and rescued about 300 women among whom were believed to be the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped over a year ago by Boko Haram insurgents.

No fewer than three major terrorists’ camps were also destroyed in the well-coordinated attacks that include the raid of the notorious Tokumbere camp in the Sambisa Forest.

Confirming the success of the operation, Director of Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade said he could not confirm the identity of the freed victims and their origins, adding that he could not state if any of them was from Chibok until after thorough screening and proper investigations.

According to him, “I can only confirm the rescue this afternoon of 200 girls and 93 women in different camps in the forest.
We are yet to determine their origin as all the freed persons are now being screened and profiled. Please don’t misquote me on their origin. We will provide more details later.”