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Nigerian Military Claims to Rescue Nearly 300 Women, Girls

Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women on Tuesday, but it it is not clear if any of those freed are the schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago. Nigerian Defense Department spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade told VOA's Chris Stein the abductees were found at three camps in a stronghold of the Boko Haram extremist group. Olukolade said the area is one of the last remaining Boko Haram havens, after the military earlier this year chased the Islamist group out of towns and...

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