Nigerian Army Says 43 People Escape From Boko Haram Militants

A group of 43 men, women and children, escaped from Boko Haram militants who’d held them captive in Madube, northeastern Nigeria, the West African nation’s military said.

Nigerian soldiers also “intercepted 14 internally displaced persons” during a separate patrol in the same region, army spokesman Sani Kukasheka Usman said in an e-mailed statement.

Attacks by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which is fighting to impose its version of Islamic law, have led to thousands of deaths and forced about 2.2 million people to flee their homes.

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