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More than 60 women, girls escape Islamist abductors in Nigeria

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying, being filmed by an unidentified man (R) in an undisclosed rural locationA screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying, being filmed by an unidentified man (R) in an undisclosed rural location

A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying, being filmed by an unidentified man (R) in an undisclosed rural locationA screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying, being filmed by an unidentified man (R) in an undisclosed rural location

More than 60 women and girls abducted last month by suspected Boko Haram militants northeast Nigeria have escaped their captors, sources said Sunday.

Local vigilante Abbas Gava said he had "received an alert from my colleagues ... that about 63 of the abducted women and girls had made it back home". A high-level security source in Borno state capital Maiduguri, who requested anonymity, confirmed the escape.

Date created : 2014-07-07