Release of kidnapped civilians in Nigeria welcomed by UN

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A group of refugees in Diffa, Niger, after fleeing Boko Haram violence in Nigeria. File Photo: OCHA/Franck Kuwonu

The release of civilians in Nigeria who had been kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorist group has been welcomed by UN.

Nigerian troops rescued 338 people, mostly women and children, who were reportedly being held in the north-east of the West African country.

The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is providing support.

Cristina Silverio has been speaking to the agency's Doune Porter who's based in Abuja, the Nigerian capital.

Duration: 2'48"

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