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Vanguard, April 29, 2015
Nigerian troops fighting against Islamist group Boko Haram announced the rescue of 293 girls and women held hostage by the jihadists, newspaper Vanguard reports on Wednesday. It’s unclear how many, if any, of those rescued were among the 200 girls abducted in a school in Chibok in April 2014 that captured the world's attention.
The army also said it had cleared “four key terrorist camps” and seized weapons. “Our gallant troops have been making progress in the desired aim of ridding the nation of terrorists and their sanctuaries,” an official statement read.