Nearly 300 Nigerian women and girls rescued from Boko Haram arrive at refugee camp

Women displaced by Boko Haram violence welcome the new arrivals. Credit: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

A group of nearly 300 Nigerian women and children rescued from Boko Haram extremists by the military have been brought to a refugee camp in the country`s northeast.

A group of nearly 300 Nigerian women and children were rescued. Credit: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Armed vehicles brought 275 women and young children to a school that has been turned into a refugee camp for people displaced by Boko Haram.

The women and children arrived in an armed convoy. Credit: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

They came from Sambisa Forest, the last stronghold of the Islamist extremists, where the Nigerian military said it has rescued more than 677 girls and women and destroyed more than a dozen insurgent camps in the past week.

Women and children register as they enter the camp in Yola, Adamawa State. Credit: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Two newborns were among the first new arrivals at the camp.