Thomson Reuters Foundation

Inform - Connect - Empower

Nigerian military says most of abducted schoolgirls freed

Source: Reuters - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:18 GMT
Author: Reuters
hum-peo med-dev hum-war
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

ABUJA, April 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria's military said on Wednesday its forces had freed most of the schoolgirls abducted by Islamist Boko Haram militants, and were continuing the search for eight students still missing.

"With this development, the Principal of the school has confirmed that only 8 of the students are still missing," armed forces spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade said in a statement sent to media. He did not specify exactly how many of the girls had been rescued, but said one of the "terrorists" involved in the abduction had been captured. (Reporting by Isaac Abrak and Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus