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Monday, October 27, 2014


Around 30 teenagers, some of them girls aged as young as 11, have been abducted in northeast Nigeria over the weekend by suspected Boko Haram rebels.
According to Alhaji Shettima Maina,a local village chief who is in charge of the Mafa village around 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state:“The insurgents grabbed young people, boys and girls, from our region, they took all boys aged 13 and over… and all girls aged 11 and more. According to our information, 30 young people were abducted in the last two days.”
Another village elder, Mallam Ashiekh Mustapha, confirmed the account.
Both men said 17 people were also killed in recent days in a Boko Haram attack on the nearby village of Ndongo.
Boko Haram, which has been waging a bloody insurgency since 2009, has been responsible for waves of attacks and abductions.

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