Nigerian army takes 275 women and children to refugee camp
YOLA, NigeriaMay 04, 2015 - 12:00 am GMT+3
May 04, 2015 12:00 am
Hundreds of traumatized Nigerian women and children rescued from Boko Haram terrorists have been released into the care of authorities at a refugee camp in the eastern town of Yola, an army spokesman said.
The 275 women and children, some of whom had bandaged heads and arms, arrived in the camp ran by the National Emergency Management Agency on Saturday night after days on the road travelling in pick-up trucks.
"We were sitting under a tree in the forest when the military arrived. They engaged the insurgents in a gun battle and many of us were shot in the crossfire," said one woman.
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