Official: Boko Haram Kidnaps Hundreds Of Nigerian Civilians, Uses Them As Human Shields

Image: Jerome Delay, AP

Mike Omeri, the Nigerian spokesman for the fight against Boko Haram, told The Associated Press Tuesday that several hundred people were adbucted by the Islamic militants as they retreated earlier this month from Damasak in northeastern Nigeria. He said he could not specify how many were kidnapped but local reports say as many as 500 people were taken.

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