NORTHEAST NIGERIA (BP, TAB) — More than 60 Nigerian women and girls — some as young as 3 — have escaped after being abducted by Boko Haram, the Associated Press (AP) reported.
Nigerian government officials had denied the June abductions of the women and girls, despite eyewitness accounts that Boko Haram took the women while attacking Kummabza and surrounding villages in late June.
The women and girls escaped on or around July 3 while Boko Haram extremists attacked military barracks and the police headquarters in Damboa town, AP reported, attributing the information to Pogu Bitrus, the Chibok local government chairman.
The women and girls are not part of the 273 schoolgirls Boko Haram kidnapped in April, 219 of whom remain missing.
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