Nigerian security forces said they have rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Sambisa forest, a stronghold of the Boko Haram sect in Borno state.

Chris Olukolade, a major-general and director of defence information, said he could not confirm the identity of the freed victims and their origins, and he could not state if any of them was from Chibok until thorough screening and proper investigations had been completed.

“I can only confirm the rescue this afternoon of 200 girls and 93 women in different camps in the forest,” he said.

“We are yet to determine their origin, as all the freed persons are now being screened and profiled. Please don’t misquote me on their origin. We will provide more details later.”

This story was originally published by TheCable.Ng

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