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Nigerian army rescues 178 abducted by Boko Haram

LAGOS, Nigeria The Nigerian military rescued 178 people abducted by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, with many of the victims in poor health, officials said Monday. The 101 children, 67 women and 10 men were freed during a military operation targeting the arrest of a high-ranking Boko Haram commander near the town of Bama in northeastern Borno State, army spokesman Tukur Gusau said in a statement. Numerous Boko Haram camps were uncovered and closed down during the operation, according to Gusau. The abducted people had been found "in bad condition caused by maltreatment," Mohammed Kanar, a coordinator of the National Emergency Agency told dpa. The victims, most of whom are...