234 women and children rescued from Boko Haram militants

234 women and children rescued from Boko Haram militants

Two hundred and thirty-four women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram militants in Nigeria.

The operation took place in the vast Sambisa forest in the north-east of the country.

It is not yet clear whether any of the 200 girls abducted from a school in Chibok in April 2014 were among those freed.

Nearly 300 women and children were also freed by the army earlier this week.

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