The Nigerian Army has come out to say that the 293 girls and women rescued yesterday from Samsiba Forest in Borno, are actually not the girls kidnapped from Chibok over a year ago.
Last night, The army announced the rescue on Twitter and said it was screening and interviewing the abducted girls and women.
In a statement to the AP, an Army spokesman Col. Sani Usman said that troops destroyed and cleared four militant camps and rescued 200 abducted girls and 93 women “but they are not the Chibok girls.”
BREAKING: Army spokesman: 293 females rescued in northeastern Nigeria are not girls abducted from Chibok.
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 28, 2015
The Nigerian Army has been on a serious offensive over the past 3 months, and have gained a lot of ground in the fight against Boko Haram.