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Women and Girls Rescued at Boko Haram Camp Are Not From Chibok

Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women from Boko Haram on Tuesday in the northeastern part of the country, but officials confirm they are not the "Chibok" girls kidnapped from a regional school in April 2014, as CNN reports.

"We stumbled on the girls and may find more," Nigerian Army spokesman Sani Usman said.

The girls and women were rescued from Boko Haram terror camps in Sambisa Forest. It's a stronghold for the militant group and is not far from Chibok.

The 2014 mass abduction of hundreds of girls from a Chibok school led to an international social media movement to rescue them, using the handle #BringBackOurGirls.

MORE: What We Can Do to Bring Back Our Girls

The name Boko Haram translates to "Western education is sin" in the local Hausa language. The group has said its aim is to impose a stricter enforcement of Sharia law across Nigeria, which is split between Muslims in the north and Christians in the south.

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