Army Spokesman Says Rescued Girls Are Not from Chibok

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Chibok girls
Chibok girls

A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from...A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed. A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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A spokesperson for the Nigerian Army has revealed that the 200 girls and 93 women rescued from Sambisa Forest by Nigerian soldiers on Tuesday are not the abducted Chibok school girls.

Confirming the status of the rescued ladies in a text message to Reuters, Sani Usman, said that ?The troops rescued 200 abducted girls (not Chibok girls) and 93 women,? the message read.

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