Accessibility links

Breaking News

VOA Direct Programs

Nigeria Boko Haram Rescue

Nigeria Boko Haram Rescue
please wait

No media source currently available

0:00 0:04:26 0:00

Nigerian troops say they rescued 200 girls and 93 women on Tuesday from the vast Sambisa forest in the country's northeast, where they have been held captive by the militant group Boko Haram. Nigerian defense department spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade told VOA's Chris Stein the abductees were found at three camps in a stronghold of the Boko Haram extremist group. VOA’s Vincent Makori reports and later gets more on the rescue from Cynthia Areh, of Channels TV, who joins from Lagos.