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Nigeria: 149 women and children rescued from Boko Haram

Soldiers free 54 women and 95 children abducted by Boko Haram in the country's northeast, says army spokesman.

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Nigeria's army has pushed Boko Haram fighters out of a number of provinces in the northeast [File: EPA]

The Nigerian military says it has rescued 149 women and children abducted by the armed group Boko Haram in the country’s northeast.

Onyema Nwachuku, army spokesman, said on Sunday the freed captives included 54 women and 95 children, according to the NAN news agency.

“The rescued hostages are currently receiving medical attention,” he said in a statement, adding that they would be “profiled after the medical screening”.

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