Breaking News: Nigeria Rescues 200 Kidnapped Girls

For the first time in years, Nigeria is seeing kidnapped girls return home.

Nigeria’s military announced on April 28 via Twitter that it had rescued approximately 300 women and girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram. (See below for video.)

Ever since Boko Haram’s April 2014 mass abduction from a girl’s school in Chibok, the terror group has been in the headlines, sparking an international social media movement, #BringBackOurGirls.

Though the rescued women aren’t the 200 girls from Chibok, officials aren’t ruling out the possibility that they might be found in other recently raided Boko Haram camps.

According to Amnesty International, more than 2,000 women and girls have been abducted by Boko Haram since last year, so this is a rare win for the country — and the victims’ supporters across the globe.

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