Boko Haram: 300 girls and women taken to safety

A group of nearly 300 women and girls, which the Nigerian army says were freed from Boko Haram militants earlier this week have been taken to a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria.

The freed women and children were taken to a refugee camp
The freed women and children were taken to a refugee camp

They had travelled for three days from the vast Sambisa forest where they were rescued, according to the army.

The group arrived in trucks and jeeps at a school converted into the camp in the city of Yola.

Earlier, the military said another 234 women and children had been rescued.

It said that operation took place on Thursday in the forest, a militant hideout.

Reports suggest nearly 700 women have been rescued from Boko Haram over the past week as the army continues its operation against militant strongholds

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