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Nigerian Schoolgirl Released, but Boko Haram Terror Attacks Continue

By    |   Friday, 26 Sep 2014 12:21 PM

A Nigerian schoolgirl captured alongside more than 200 of her peers by militant Islamist group Boko Haram in April was released this week, police and parents of the girls reported Thursday.

"Her condition is stable. She is getting the best of medical attention," police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu told reporters from Reuters in Abuja. He said that the 20-year-old woman was discovered on Wednesday after being "dropped off by suspected Boko Haram militants" in Adamawa state.

"She was found running in a village. She was in the bush for about four days. She's still receiving medical attention," said one parent who still has two daughters in captivity. He reported that she was now in the northeastern city of Yola.

The mass kidnapping perpetrated by Boko Haram in April provoked a global outcry, with many prominent figures, including Michelle Obama, condemning the attacks and using the "Bring Back Our Girls" hashtag on Twitter.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the U.S. has contributed unarmed drones to help the Nigerian government locate and eventually rescue the girls.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has come under enormous pressure from the international community to stop Boko Haram's ongoing attacks and rescue the girls.

Militants from the group stormed the northeastern town of Shaffa on Wednesday and Thursday, killing at least 20 residents and forcing many to flee and hide in the nearby forests.

"Many Christians were killed and churches burned," said Rev. Titus Pona, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

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