60 girls and women, 31 male Christian's again Kidnapped by Obama's group Boko Haram
least 91 people – more than 60 women and girls, and 31 schoolboys – were abducted last week by suspected Boko Haram militants, two months after the terror group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, according to witnesses.
Local media reported about 60 people were abducted in attacks on villages south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, between Thursday and Saturday.
Nigerian school kidnapping CAPTION Nigerian school kidnapping AFP/Getty Images Police walk past the school in Chibok, Nigeria, where Boko Haram militants abducted more than 300 girls. CAPTION Nigerian school kidnapping AFP/Getty Images Schoolgirls who escaped from Boko Haram militants receive information from Nigerian officials. CAPTION Nigeria schoolgirl kidnappings AFPGetty Images Mothers of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram gunmen wait to get information from officials on May 5, 2014. CAPTION Nigeria protest EPA Nigerians protest the government's failure to rescue abducted girls in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, on Wednesday. CAPTION Protest in Nigeria Sunday Alamba / Associated Press Women attend a demonstration in Lagos, Nigeria, calling on the government to rescue schoolgirls kidnapped by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. The attack comes as more than 270 schoolgirls are still being held by Boko Haram more than two months after their abductions from a school in Chibok town in April. Several dozen of the girls managed to escape.
About 30 people were reported to have been killed by the extremists in the latest attack. Elderly residents fled their homes, trekking 15 miles to seek help.
Among those abducted by gunmen were women with young children and babies – a common occurrence in Borno state since last year, Nigeria’s Premium Times reported.
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Boko Haram, a violent Islamist militia fighting for an Islamic state in Nigeria stepped up its attacks beginning five years ago and has recently launched violent raids on villages, markets, bus stations, churches and schools.