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Boko Haram kidnap more girls & boys in Nigeria

Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria

Abubakar Shekau is the suspected leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group,Boko Haram,
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Islamic extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys from villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday.

Security forces denied the kidnappings. Nigeria's government and military have attracted widespread criticism for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped April 15.

There was no way to safely and independently confirm the report from Kummabza, 150 kilometres (95 miles) from Maiduguri, capital of Borno state and headquarters of a military state of emergency that has failed to curtail near-daily attacks by Boko Haram fighters.

Kummabza resident Aji Khalil said Tuesday the abductions took place Saturday in an attack in which four villagers were killed. Khalil is a member of one of the vigilante groups that have had some success in repelling Boko Haram attacks with primitive weapons.

A senior local councillor from the village's Damboa local government told The Associated Press that abductions had occurred but requested anonymity because he was not authorized to give information to reporters. He said elderly survivors of the attack had walked some 25 kilometres (15 miles) to the relative safety of other villages.

The Damboa council secretary, Modu Mustapha, said he could confirm or deny the abductions and directed a reporter to the council chairman, Alamin Mohammed, who did not answer phone calls or respond to text messages.

Boko Haram has been demanding the release of detained members in exchange for its hostages but President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will not consider a swap.

A strategy to rescue the girls appears to have reached an impasse. Nigeria's military has said it knows where they are but fears their abductors would kill them if any military action is taken.

This year, the Boko Haram insurgents have embarked on a two-pronged strategy _ bombing in cities and a scorched-earth policy in rural areas where they are devastating villages. Nigeria's capital, Abuja, the central city of Jos and the northeastern state capital of Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram, all have been bombed.

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  1. john posted on 06/24/2014 10:44 AM
    the solution to this problem ! sue aside boomers . got a village full of women who wanna kill themselves strap them with bombs . with remote charge hide in the bush . thay come steal the girls and BOOOOMMMMMM DEAD dead dumb bitches and dead women . do that a couple of time and that will be over in on time . problem solved .
  2. john posted on 06/24/2014 10:47 AM
    or we could make a fake village with landmines and snipers up in trees that could work too .
    1. RickC_1236 posted on 06/24/2014 11:00 AM
      @john If you don’t have something intelligent to say about this serious situation then keep your fingers off the key board ass-hat.
  3. Michael Dus posted on 06/24/2014 02:25 PM
    #Iblis might disagree ...Men use the Qur'an for their own selfish needs ... they translate it to fulfill their wicked desires ... Allah has written that this is true ... #Islam came about at a time where Men were badly mistreating #widows #orphans & generally most all #females.

    In the #Koran Jesus is a #prophet as is #Noah #Abraham & AdamandEve but #Muhammad is #TheMessanger ... he cannot read & performs no miracles.

    #BokoHaram will roast in #HELL for his #BLASPHEMY on his false claim that he is doing wicked for Allah's pleasure ( 'Allah told him to sell the girls' )

    ...with that #bigstupidgrin on his face

    surely on #JudgementDay Iblis will prove his case against you and any who proclaim that you are not an #infidel although you claim to be Muslim

    BOKO HARAM AND HIS GANG ARE FAITHLESS WICKED MEN. #REPENT AND MAKE #ATONEMENT OR FACE YOUR JUDGEMENT IN HELL!

    #corruption #heroin #porkrinds #blackmarket #blooddiamond #nigerianpoliticians #nigerianmilitary #corruptUSarmygenerals #corruptioninthecourthouse #entertainmentindustry #moviemafia #satanicsexcult #westborobaptistchurch
    1. john posted on 06/24/2014 03:00 PM
      @Michael Dus Qur'an or not selfish or not . no excuse to treat women like shit . if she is not going to do what u whant her to do find another women simple as that .
    2. Angry Bill posted on 06/24/2014 04:16 PM
      @Michael Dus I think your hashtag key is stuck, dude.

      The entire world is heading more toward a woman-centric governance. A few medieval muslim countries are holding out, but they won't last. Men have made a mess of things, time for the women to have a go at it.
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