Nigerian Government Rescues Women From Boko Haram
The Nigerian government rescued a dozen people from Boko Haram. The militant group wants a captive explosives expert in return for the Chibok girls.By Mari Jo Valero | September 16, 2015
Nigeria’s government is celebrating the rescue of at least a dozen women and children who had been kidnapped by the militant group Boko Haram, but there are hundreds more who are still held captive by the group. (Video via Christian Broadcasting Network)
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, who campaigned on a promise to be tough on terrorist groups, said the government is negotiating with Boko Haram to secure the release of more kidnapping victims, but the price is steep — the group wants one of its bomb-making experts released in return. A demand Buhari says he won't meet.
The group has kidnapped women and children by the hundreds, infamously attacking a school in Chibok and kidnapping more than 200 schoolgirls in April of last year. Many were last seen more than a year ago in a video released by the group. (Video via CBS)