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Report: More than 60 girls escaped Boko Haram Friday

Dozens Of Abducted Girls Reportedly Escape Boko Haram


CNN reports that 63 girls and women being held hostage by Nigerian terrorist organization Boko Haram managed to escape Friday, reportedly taking advantage of a 'rare opportunity' that is believed to have been created by an insurgent seize.

Nigerian newspaper This Day Live says, "It is believed that the siege by the insurgents on military and security facilities last Friday in Damboa might have presented the women with an opportunity to flee from their abductors."

Background:

In a series of village raids in June, Boko Haram kidnapped more than 60 women and girls and 30 boys, according to The Guardian. That's in addition to the 200 school girls they took hostage in April.

There are estimated to be more than 650,000 refugees in Nigeria because of Boko Haram's attacks.

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