Boko Haram Kidnaps 97, Kills 28 In Nigeria
Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group, continues to wreak havoc in Nigeria (and Cameroon). Last week, the terrorist group kidnapped at least 97 men, and boys, and killed 28 people in villages in northern Nigeria.
The gunmen raided the farming and fishing village of Doron Baga and surrounding villages on the shores of Lake Chad, about 110 miles north of the state capital, Maiduguri.
The raid and kidnappings occurred on Monday, but the news did not emerge sooner due to lack of communication and because cell phone towers were destroyed in previous Boko Haram attacks.
Boko Haram has been active as a violent group since 2009 and has killed Nigerians, both Christian and Muslim, at rates frequently exceeding 100 people weekly.
In late July, Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of the Deputy Prime Minister of Cameroon. Earlier this year, almost 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped by the extremist group.