Report: Nigerian Armed Forces Rescue Nearly 300 Girls and Women

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Officials haven't confirmed whether the rescued girls are the same girls taken from Chibok in April 2014

In a series of tweets, the Nigerian Armed Forces announced today that it has rescued 200 girls and 93 women from a forest in Borno state and destroyed a terrorist camp.

It is unclear whether the girls rescued were the same ones who had been taken by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram last year, when members of the terrorist group stormed a Christian school in Chibok. 

"We cannot confirm if the #ChibokGirls are in this group," the tweets read. "Troops captured and destroyed 3 terrorists camps including the notorious Tokumbere camp in the #Sambisa Forest Operation. The freed persons are being screened and profiled."

FLASH: Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls & 93 women from #Sambisa Forest. We cannot confirm if the #ChibokGirls are in this group /1

Troops captured and destroyed 3 terrorists camps including the notorious Tokumbere camp in the #Sambisa Forest Operation /2

#Sambisa Forest: The freed persons are now being screened and profiled. We will bring you details later. /3 #NeverAgain

No other details have been released.

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