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Boko Haram kidnaps 185 in Nigeria village

By Agence France-Presse in Maiduguri, Nigeria ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-19 07:49:11

Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 185 people, including women and children, from a Nigerian village, carting the hostages away on trucks toward Sambisa Forest, a notorious rebel stronghold, two local officials and a vigilante leader said on Thursday.

The mass abduction, part of an attack that also killed 32 people, occurred on Sunday in the village of Gumsuri, Borno state, in the embattled northeast.

Both officials, who requested anonymity, said the local government established the number of those abducted through contacting families, ward heads and emirs.

Boko Haram kidnaps 185 in Nigeria village

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