Read What Buhari Says On Rescued Girls

Read What Buhari Says On Rescued Girls

The president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has commended the Nigerian army for the rescue of the 200 captured girls and 93 women from the Sambisa Forest.

Buhari made the statement in a tweet released today. He also encouraged the troops not to relent in their search for yet more people to be set free from the captivity of the Boko Haram insurgents.

READ ALSO: Rescued Girls Are Not Chibok Girls – Nigerian Army 

The 2014 mass abduction from Chibok led to an international social media movement, #BringBackOurGirls, to campaign for their rescue. Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group, has been kidnapping females for years and has hundreds in their custody.

Nigerian troops and vigilantes moved into the Sambisa Forest recently. Last Wednesday the troops had to retreat because of explosive devices Boko Haram had planted in the forest.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian army spokesman Sani Usman has said that girls rescued from Boko Haram terror camps in Sambisa Forest on Tuesday are “not the Chibok girls,”.


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