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Nigerian soldiers rescue 150 more women and girls from Boko Haram

Nigerian soldiers rescue 150 more women and girls from Boko Haram

Up to 150 more women and children have been rescued from Boko Haram extremists in the remote Sambisa Forest, Nigeria’s military said – amid reports that some of the women fought their rescuers fiercely.

A community leader from the area of northeast Nigeria said on Thursday that a senior army officer who was at the scene described the women opening fire on shocked troops in the village of Nobita a week ago, with Boko Haram Islamist insurgents using the women to shield their main fighting force.

He said he was told that 12 women fighters and seven soldiers died in a fierce firefight. The community leader spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue and personal security risks.

Read More:Nigerian soldiers rescue 150 more women and girls from Boko Haram | World news | The Guardian.

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