Nigeria’s Boko Haram are suspected in the kidnapping of over 172 women and girls, and the murder of 35 other people. According to a security source and resident said the militant group’s a raid took place Sunday, December 14 on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri.
Although no one has claimed it yet, the attack bore the hallmarks of Boko Haram, which abducted more than 200 women in April from a secondary school in Chibok, only 24 km (15 miles) from this latest attack.
Its campaign for an Islamic state by Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is sinful”, has become the gravest threat to Africa’s biggest economy and top oil producer.
Thousands of people have been killed and many hundreds abducted, raising questions about the ability of security forces to protect civilians, especially around the north Cameroon border where the militants are well established.
Maina Chibok, who did not witness…
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