ABUJA, April 16 Nigeria's military said on
Wednesday its forces had freed most of the schoolgirls abducted
by Islamist Boko Haram militants, and were continuing the search
for eight students still missing.
"With this development, the Principal of the school has
confirmed that only 8 of the students are still missing," armed
forces spokesman Major General Chris Olukolade said in a
statement sent to media. He did not specify exactly how many of
the girls had been rescued, but said one of the "terrorists"
involved in the abduction had been captured.
(Reporting by Isaac Abrak and Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by