Raids conducted by Nigerian military forces have resulted in the freeing of scores of women and young girls held hostage by Boko Haram. In one raid conducted over the weekend, 300 women and children were rescued and another raid in mid week, another 160 women and young girls were rescued. Nigerian military command reported that in the last raid one soldier and one female hostage was killed during the course of the raid. The command also reported that despite the number of hostages retrieved it is unknown at this time how many were from he village and schools where over 300 Nigerian girls were kidnapped by the terrorist group. Many of the woman and young girls were forced to go through an indoctrination process and many have stated that they still have close ties to their captors. This is not unusual for a hostage scenario. Officially called Stockholm Syndrome, a person who has been kidnapped becomes attached to their captors. The syndrome is more profound where extreme violence was used in the kidnapping and continued holding of the victim. Nigerian Girls Rescued
None of the rescued girls or women have been reunited with their families yet. Officials with the Nigerian government state that they will carefully interview each woman and girl to determine from where they were originally taken and what other girls were with them. Officials will also try to determine if the rescued women can provide any information regarding the location of other kidnapped girls.
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