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Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap 100 women, children in Nigeria

Dec 19, 2014    

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday.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...

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