63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

In this file photo taken May 27, women attend a prayer meeting calling on the government to rescue the kidnapped girls of the government secondary school in Chibok, in Abuja, Nigeria. Extremists abducted 91 more people, including toddlers as young as 3, in weekend attacks on villages in Nigeria, witnesses said, June 24, providing fresh evidence of the military’s failure to curb an Islamic uprising and the governments inability to provide security. The victims included 60 girls and women, some of whom were married, and 31 boys, witnesses said. Officials said Monday that more than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted by Islamic extremists two weeks ago have managed to escape. Nigeria’s government and military have been internationally embarrassed by their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped April 15 and remain captive.

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