Boko Haram kidnaps 400 women and children in Nigeria

(AGI) Damasak (Nigeria), March 24 - Boko Haram militants havekidnapped more than 400 women and children from the northernNigerian town of Damasak that was freed this month by securityforces, residents said on Tuesday. "They took 506 young womenand children. They killed about 50 of them before leaving," awitness called Souleymane Ali said. "We don't know if theykilled others after leaving, but they took the rest with them."Lieutenant Colonel Toumba Mohamed, the Nigerian commander ofthe security troops from Niger and Chad, said that the numberof kidnapped persons was between 400 and 500..

(AGI) Damasak (Nigeria), March 24 - Boko Haram militants havekidnapped more than 400 women and children from the northernNigerian town of Damasak that was freed this month by securityforces, residents said on Tuesday. "They took 506 young womenand children. They killed about 50 of them before leaving," awitness called Souleymane Ali said. "We don't know if theykilled others after leaving, but they took the rest with them."Lieutenant Colonel Toumba Mohamed, the Nigerian commander ofthe security troops from Niger and Chad, said that the numberof kidnapped persons was between 400 and 500..