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07.07.2014 Nigeria

More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria

By AFP
A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014 from a Boko Haram video obtained by AFP shows girls in an undisclosed rural location wearing the full-length hijab and praying.  By Ho (BOKO HARAM/AFP)
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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014 from a Boko Haram video obtained by AFP shows girls in an undisclosed rural location wearing the full-length hijab and praying. By Ho (BOKO HARAM/AFP)

Maiduguri (Nigeria) (AFP) - More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday.

Local vigilante Abbas Gava said he had "received an alert from my colleagues ... that about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made it back home". A high-level security source in Borno state capital Maiduguri, who requested anonymity, confirmed the escape.

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