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Sat Aug 16, 2014, 10:34 PM

"Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram"

Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

From Aminu Abubakar, for CNN



Kano, Nigeria (CNN) -- Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday.

Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed the Doron Baga fishing and farming village on the shores of Lake Chad late Sunday through Monday and took away 97 young men and boys plus several women, residents said. The raiders killed 28 residents and burned scores of homes, according to residents.

The hostages were loaded onto motorboats and ferried into neighboring Chad, with residents saying they feared the hostages would be forcefully conscripted as foot soldiers.

Chadian security officials reported intercepting a convoy of buses carrying 85 Nigerians" believed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from Baga," a Nigerian security source said.


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eppur_se_muova Aug 2014 #1

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Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:50 AM

1. Welcome news if confirmed ...

Reports are emerging of the rescue by Chadian troops of some 85 Nigerian villagers abducted earlier this week by suspected Boko Haram militants.

A Nigerian security official told AFP that they had intercepted a convoy of buses transporting gunmen and the villagers in a routine security check.

Neither the Nigerian or Chadian militaries have confirmed the reports.
more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28824379

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