Terror group Boko Haram had kidnapped more than 200 school girls from the northern village of Chibok in 2014. A year later the girls are still missing. Yesterday Nigeria’s army rescued 200 girls and 93 women from the Sambisa forest in a military operation. They had been held captive by Boko Haram.
Whether these girls are from the ones kidnapped last year is still not confirmed. Diplomats and intelligence officials say they believed at least some of the girls were being held in the forest about 100 km (60 miles) from Chibok, although U.S. reconnaissance drones failed to find them.
The girls and women will be screened on Wednesday to determine whether they had been abducted or if they were married to the militants, one intelligence source told Reuters.
While the Nigerian army carries out the operation in Sambisa Village, militants have started launching attacks on neighboring areas.