News Briefs

  ניסן 16, 5774 , 16/04/14

200 Plus Girls Abducted from Nigerian Boarding School

At least 200 girls were taken from their boarding school in northeastern Nigeria by gunmen affiliated with the Boko Haram Islamist group. A spokesperson from the local army declined to comment on the abduction, stating that the Nigerian Defense Ministry would issue a formal statement later on.

The Boko Haram group has recently increased terrorist activity in the area, including the production of hostile videos threatening the abduction of girls from local schools. 

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