Nigeria says four kidnapped girls have escaped

Nigeria says four kidnapped girls have escaped

A Nigerian education official says four of the girls kidnapped and detained by Boko Haram militants, have now escaped.

Nearly 300 girls were abducted by the Islamist militant group on April 14.

53 of them escaped shortly afterward, but the others have not been seen since.

The election commission in Borno state, where the girls were abducted from, has told Reuters media, four of the girls have managed to get free, but has not provided any details of the escape.

It comes after the Nigerian military has said it knows the location of the missing girls,  but it is too dangerous to rescue them.

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