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Boko Haram Kidnaps 30 in Cameroon

EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKI | Yahoo News   in  ·
February 11, 2015

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Nigeria’s Boko Haram Islamic extremists have abducted about 30 people including eight Cameroonian girls and killed seven hostages in two bus hijackings in Cameroon and Nigeria, Cameroon residents and a Nigerian intelligence officer said Tuesday.

Boko Haram, who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria last year in an incident that ignited international outrage, have taken eight Cameroonian girls hostage, said Chetima Ahmidou, the principal of a school in the area. The girls range in age from 11 to 14 and come from the town of Koza, he said.

The bus attack took place Sunday about 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Cameroon’s border with Nigeria. Seven other hostages were…

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