ABUJA: As many as a hundred children have been retrieved from the Nigerian militant organization Boko Haram, here today.
There is, however, a dispute in the number of retrieved children as reported by the government officials and what the parents are reporting.
A British media outlet revealed that the parents are reporting as many as 13 children still missing after being abducted by the Boko Haram. Whereas 76 have been reported to return to their parents so far.
On the other hand, reports of about 100 children who fled into bushes outside Dapchi are considered to have returned home.
The attack comes four years after Boko Haram kidnapped more than 270 girls from a school in the town of Chibok.
In a statement, the Yobe state government said an unspecified number of girls had been rescued from the “terrorists who abducted them” and were now with the army.
Dapchi is about 275km (170 miles) north-west of Chibok.