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241 women and children rescued from Boko Haram, Nigeria says

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A girl and her mother rescued from Boko Haram in Sambisa forest by Nigeria Military, May 2, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria’s military this week successfully rescued 241 women and children from Boko Haram camps in Jangurori and Bulatori, also arresting 43 militants, including a prominent leader. Bulama Modu was acting as “emir” of the Bulatori camp, authorities said, and was equipped with a horse, arms, ammunition, and bows and arrows – some of which were buried by his fellow militants who seemed to abandon their posts during the raids. The women and children freed do not appear to be the 200 Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped last year, whose fate remains a mystery. Boko Haram continues its mission to spread Sharia law throughout its native Nigeria and in other countries across western and central Africa, like Cameroon, Niger, Benin and Chad.

Read the full story at CNN.

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