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Boko Haram kidnaps three women in Far North region

Boko Haram fighters (file photo)

Insurgents of the Nigeria-based terror group have kidnapped three women in Cameroon’s Far north region and taken them across the border into Nigeria.

Journal du Cameroun learned the trio kidnapped in the Vreket locality left their homes in the early hours of May 16 morning to fetch water in a nearby river. Cameroonian soldiers are said to have embarked on an unfruitful search for the women later on during the day.

It should be recalled that about one week ago, the bodies of two youngsters who were kidnapped by Boko Haram on May 9, 2017 were found. The corpses of the deceased boys, aged 13 and eight were found in the village of Vouz where they were abducted.

The bodies were found at a time some 1500 soldiers were beginning the fourth phase of Operation Thunder.  The operation consists combing through border areas between Cameroon and Nigeria – areas that are considered to be the hideout of few remaining diehard members of Boko Haram.

Published on 03.01.2023

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