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Suspected Boko Haram men kidnap 20 women in Nigeria

In the latest incident of abduction, armed militants donning military uniforms, suspected to be from Boko Haram group, kidnapped twenty women from a village in Borno state, close to where they had earlier kidnapped more than 200 girls.

The kidnappings took place on Saturday in the village of Garkin Fulani, just few kilometers away from Chibok, from where 276 girls had been abducted by Boko Haram on April 14, reported the BBC.

The militants kidnapped the women at gunpoint and ferried them in a van to an unknown location in Borno state.

Almost two months after, Boko Haram militants kidnapped more than 270 girls in Nigeria, the outrage has been mounting over the heinous abduction by the militant group.

The Nigeria government and the military have drawn immense flak and complain from the citizens who blame the authorities for inaction and failure to thwart the terrorists despite a state of emergency in the area.

Citing remarks by an official of MACBAN (Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria), the CNN reported that the number of kidnapped women could also be as high as 40 and that all of them were young mothers.

However the Borno state official said that only 20 had been abducted.

According to Alhaji Tar, a member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, three men who had tried to thwart the terrorists, were kidnapped too, said the BBC.

The latest abduction comes two months after the militant group Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from a boarding school in Chibok province on April 14.

Dozens of girls managed to escape however others remain missing yet.

The girls have been converted to Islam and many of them had been reportedly married to the kidnappers, according to the earlier reports.

A video released by the militant group earlier, showed over 130 missing schoolgirls clad in full-length hijab, reading Quran in an unknown location.

In the 27-minute video, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau demanded the release of jailed comrades in exchange of the kidnapped girls.

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