Nigeria 'inching towards' rescue of kidnapped girls

A Nigerian teenager campaigning for the girls to be freed Credit: Reuters

Nigeria says it is "inching towards" the rescue of more than 200 school girls who were kidnapped by Islamist militants Boko Haram more than two months ago.

The government said that it had held a key commander who had been supplying information to the extremists, who have threatened to sell the girls into forced marriages or slavery.

Campaigners for the 'Bring Back Our Girls' group, which holds a daily rally in the Nigerian capital Abuja, said they would continue to campaign to free the girls until they are released unharmed.