World News: Escape from Boko Haram

Earlier this week, news stories came out reporting that approximately 63 women and girls who were abducted last month in Nigeria escaped the terrorist group that held them hostage.  Boko Haram, one of the most notorious terrorist groups in Nigeria, seized over 200 schoolgirls on April 14, 2014. Then, the 63 women and girls were abducted last month after the terrorist group invaded the village of Kummabza for four days. Boko Haram has been an active terrorist group since 2009, and it has been reported that, at times, they have killed more than 100 people per week. The group is known for wreaking havoc upon and being violent toward both Muslim and Christian Nigerians. The female hostages were able to escape last week Friday when they realized they were alone at the hostage camp. The captors reportedly left to attack the military and police of Damboa, a nearby town. As for the abduction in April, approximately 276 schoolgirls were abducted from a boarding school in Chibok. Several of them have escaped, but about 200 of them are still missing. The attention from these abductions seems to have fueled the Boko Haram, since they have increased the number of attacks in the past few weeks.

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