The Chibok community in Abuja have expressed optimism over the rescue of the 219 girls still in the hands of Boko Haram insurgents.

This comes as news making the rounds indicate that hundreds of girls were recently rescued by the military during their ongoing campaign around the Sambisa area of Borno state.

The President of the association, Hosea Abana spoke to HOMELAND NEWS and commended the Nigerian military over the recent rescue saying the effort by the military has renewed their hopes and expectations.

The Nigerian military on Tuesday rescued 200 girls and 93 women from the Sambisa forest.

Nigeria’s Defence Ministry tweeted that “Troops captured and destroyed 3 terrorists camps including the notorious Tokumbere camp in the forest” during an operation.

It however said it could not confirm whether the girls rescued are the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by the Boko Haram about a year ago.

“The freed persons are now being screened and profiled,” it tweeted.



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