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Nigeria: Army Rescues 178 from Boko Haram

Nigerian military forces have rescued 178 people being held by the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram in the northeast of the country. Of those freed, 101 were children, 67 were women and the rest were men, military spokesman Colonel Tukur Gusau said late Sunday. The Nigerian Air Force reported killing "a large number'' of militants while helping ground troops repel an attack on Bitta village, 50 kilometers southwest of the army operations that took place around Bama in...

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