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Dozens of Women and Children Freed from Boko Haram

Veronica Neffinger | iBelieve Contributor | Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dozens of Women and Children Freed from Boko Haram

At least a dozen women and children who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram militants have been freed.

The women and children were being held captive in Nigeria where Boko Haram has been carrying out suicide bombings. 

Breaking Christian News reports that hundreds of women and children have been freed by the Nigerian army, but Boko Haram fighters continue to use many more kidnapped victims in their attacks.

President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in March with a pledge to annihilate Boko Haram, but more than 1,000 people have been killed since he was elected. 

Breaking Christian News reports that an estimated 20,000 people have been killed in the six years of unrest, and some 2.1 million have been driven from their homes.

None of the recently freed victims accounted for any of the 219 schoolgirls who were abducted in April of 2014. 

It is not yet known from where the recently released victims came or how they are doing. 

Publication date: September 22, 2015

Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.