Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped 31 boys and 60 women and girls in northeast Nigeria, it has been claimed.
Four native residents have been reportedly killed when the Islamic extremists took the hostages in a number of assaults inBorno state.
Aji Khalil, from an area anti-Boko Haram vigilante group in Kummabza, stated the kidnappings happened there on Saturday.
Nigeria’s defence headquarters within the capital, Abuja, stated in a tweet that it had “but to verify the a number of reviews on the kidnapping of women in Borno as at now”.
The Nigerian authorities and army have extensively criticised for his or her sluggish response to Boko Haram’s abduction of greater than 200 schoolgirls in April and kidnappings since then.
Boko Haram has been demanding the discharge of its detained members in change for hostages, however Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has stated he won’t contemplate a swap.
Steps to rescue the women seem to have stalled, with Nigeria’s army saying it is aware of the place they’re however fearful they are going to be killed if an try is launched to free them.
The abduction has additionally been dogged by politics, forward of presidential elections subsequent yr, with the premier’s spouse and different supporters even claiming the kidnappings had been fabricated to discredit the President.
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