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275 women and children rescued from Boko Haram in Nigeria

Published 03/05/2015 | 10:38

Women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Boko Haram extremists arrive at a refugee camp (AP)
Women and children rescued by Nigerian soldiers from Boko Haram extremists arrive at a refugee camp (AP)

A group of 275 children and women rescued from Boko Haram extremists by Nigeria's military have arrived at a refugee camp after a three-day journey to safety.

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They came from the Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of the Islamic extremists, where the military said it has rescued more than 677 girls and women and destroyed more than a dozen insurgent camps in the past week.

Two newborns were among the first arrivals.

"Boko Haram killed the father of this child," Lami Musa told The Associated Press, cradling a four-day-old girl with black curls glistening with sweat in the 40C (104F) heat.

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