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More than 60 women and girls escape Boko Haram

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More than 60 women and girls who were abducted by the terrorist organization Boko Haram last month have escaped, according to the BBC.

They were kidnapped last month in the town of Damboa, south of Borno state’s capital Maiduguri. This is the same state where nearly 300 schoolgirls were taken in mid-April.

The women and girls reportedly escaped while Boko Haram militants left to attack a Nigerian military base.

More than 200 schoolgirls are still being held by Boko Haram, along with a couple dozen boys.

Last week, the Nigerian military announced it had captured several suspects in the kidnappings, including a businessman believed to be in charge of an intelligence network for Boko Haram.

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