Boko Haram kidnaps 40 boys and young men in northeastern Nigeria

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped 40 boys and young men aged between 10 and 23 in the northeastern Nigerian state Borno. In 2014, the militants abducted about 200 girls from a boarding school in the same state.

Residents fearing another abduction fled the isolated village of Malari and reported the incident on Saturday after arriving in the Borno state capital of Maiduguri.

Boko Haram has been seizing young men in recent months to use as foot soldiers in its bid to form an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, residents said.
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Source News: DW