Saturday, January 3, 2015

Boko Haram Seizes 40 Boys in Northeast Nigeria; Uses Males as Soldiers and Females as Sex Slaves

The Boko Haram Muslim extremist group kidnapped about 40 boys and young men and killed scores of soldiers yesterday in a bold attack on a multinational military base in northeast Nigeria, the Newser website reports today (January 3, 2015).

The militants came to the remote village of Malari yesterday and began to select young men aged between 12 and 25.

The Boko Haram insurgents drew international condemnation with their April kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls; hundreds of other boys, girls, young men and women have also been kidnapped by the group.

Some who escaped the kidnapping say the males are forced to fight for Boko Haram, while females are used as sex slaves and suicide bombers.

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