Abuja — The army said Tuesday it had rescued at least a dozen kidnapped women and children held captive by theextremist group Boko Haram.
In a statement military spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said the group was rescued as the army cleared Boko Haram camps on Monday in northeastern Borno state.
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The army did not say where the women and children had been kidnapped from or their condition.
Hundreds of hostages have been freed from Boko Haram captivity this year but none of the 219 girls abducted in April 2014 from a school in Chibok were among those rescued.