Boko Haram suspected of mass kidnapping in northeast Nigeria

An armed group has kidnapped more than 100 women and children after a deadly raid in northeast Nigeria. Suspicion has fallen on Islamist group Boko Haram, which has carried out similar mass abductions in the past.

Officials on Wednesday said that a crowd of heavily armed raiders from the group Boko Haram had stormed the remote village of Gumsuri in Borno state, throwing petrol bombs and destroying buildings.

The insurgents were said to have entered the town in pick-up trucks, firing AK-47s and machine guns.
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Source News: DW