Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from northeast Nigeria

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Posted: Oct 23, 2014 11:51 AM

YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April.

John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the attackers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones.

(Reporting by Imma Ande; Writing by Tim Cocks; Editing by Bate Felix)