Reports: Nigeria Extremists Kidnap 8 More Girls

Source: John Bacon / USA Today

Suspected members of Nigeria’s notorious Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped eight more girls from a village in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, Sky News reported, citing police and residents.

The BBC also reported the abductions, but had few details.

Sky News said the girls, ages 12 to 15, were abducted in Warabe, near one of the Islamist militant group’s strongholds.

“They were many, and all of them carried guns. They came in two vehicles painted in army color,” local resident Lazarus Musa told Sky News. “They started shooting in our village.”

A police source who declined to identify himself to the news agency said the girls were taken away on trucks, along with stolen livestock and food.

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