Friday, October 31, 2014   

Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 20 young mothers
(06-10 18:02)

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped at least 20 young mothers near a town in northeast Nigeria where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted nearly two months ago.
There were conflicting reports of how many women were abducted from the nomadic settlement near Chibok in Borno state, with one local leader putting the number as high as 40.
But the latest kidnappings, which happened on Saturday in and around the village of Garkin Fulani, eight kilometers from Chibok, were the latest in a spate in the area.
''All the males in the settlement were away in the bush with their herd (of cattle) for grazing when the abductors came to the village,'' said Alhaji Tar, of a local vigilante group.
There was no immediate indication of where the women, aged between 15 and 30, were taken .--AFP
   
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