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Over 60 Nigerian girls escape

Media reports suggest that over 60 girls escaped from their Boko Haram kidnappers.

FILE: Terrorist group Boko Haram. Picture: AFP

NIGERIA - According to media reports, over 60 kidnapped Nigerian girls escaped from their Boko Haram kidnappers on Monday.

The AFP news agency spoke to a high-level security source based in Maiduguri who confirmed the escape.

It's believed the girls made their escape when Boko Haram attempted to attack a military base in the town of Damboa.

News agencies believe the raid is a reprisal attack by the terrorist group as retribution for air strikes 24 hours prior.

Boko Haram is still holding 200 school girls they kidnapped in the dead of night at a school in the town of Chibok in the Borno State in April.