Baku, April 29, AZERTAC
Nigerian troops rescued nearly 300 girls and women during an offensive against Boko Haram fighters in the northeastern Sambisa Forest, the military said.
The army announced the rescue on Twitter on Tuesday and said it was screening and interviewing the abducted girls and women.
Nearly 300 schoolgirls were seized from the northeastern town of Chibok by the armed group Boko Haram in April 2014. The fighters took the schoolgirls in trucks into the Sambisa Forest. Dozens escaped, but 219 remain missing.
The Associated Press news agency, however, quoted an army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, as saying that the 200 abducted girls and 93 women "are not the Chibok girls".