Reports have it that the Nigerian Army has rescued 200 girls and 93 women during a raid on Sambisa Forest in Borno State. Many think the girls are the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in April last year.
Tweeting on Tuesday, Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said it is yet to be confirmed whether or not, the rescued girls were the Chibok schoolgirls.
Tweets by defence headquarters read:
“Troops this afternoon rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa. We cannot confirm if the Chibok girls are in the group.
“The troops captured and destroyed three terrorists camps including the notorious Tokumbere Camp in the Sambisa Forest operation.
“The freed persons are now bein screened and profiled. We will bring you details later.”