Nigerian army frees 1,000 Boko Haram captives
The Nigerian army said it had rescued more than 1,000 Boko Haram captives, mainly women and children, in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria. CNN's Farai Sevenzo reports.
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Aishat Alhaji , one of the kidnapped girls from the Government Girls Science and Technical College Dapchi who was freed, is photographed after her release,  in Dapchi, Nigeria, Wednesday March. 21, 2018. Witnesses say Boko Haram militants have returned an unknown number of the 110 girls who were abducted from their Nigeria school a month ago. (AP Photo/Jossy Ola)
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A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town on February 4, 2015. Nigerian Boko Haram fighters went on the rampage in the Cameroonian border town of Fotokol, massacring dozens of civilians and torching a mosque before being repelled by regional forces. AFP PHOTO/STEPHANE YAS        (Photo credit should read STEPHANE YAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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