Freed Boko haram captives tested for HIV and Pregnancy


Military authorities have confirmed that the captives who were freed from Islamic militant group Boko Haram are being checked by health officials at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno State.

293 women and girls who were rescued from Boko Haram are currently undergoing medical tests, the Nigerian military has said.

Military authorities say that the freed captives are being tested for HIV and are also being examined to determine if any of them is pregnant.

7 of the rescued girls are said to have sustained gunshot wounds and are also being treated at the UMTH.

“We will talk about it when we are through; we are busy moving them off the line of duty for a thorough screening. The military would do everything to take care of them and make them feel not traumatised,” 

Defence spokesperson,Chris Olukolade said.

 The girls and women were rescued from the extremist group on April 28, 2015, during an operation in Sambisa Forest.