Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

85 People Kidnapped by Boko Haram Rescued by Chadian Troops

CNN reports that the rescue comes days after the terrorist group attacked fishing village Doron Baga, killing 28 and abducting 97

by Team Ebony, August 18, 2014

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Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram

Chadian troops have rescued 85 Nigerians kidnapped last week by the Islamist terror group Boko Haram, security and human rights sources in Nigeria said Saturday. Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed the Doron Baga fishing and farming village on the shores of Lake Chad late Sunday through Monday and took away 97 young men and boys plus several women, residents said. The raiders killed 28 residents and burned scores of homes, according to residents.

The hostages were loaded onto motorboats and ferried into neighboring Chad, with residents saying they feared the hostages would be forcefully conscripted as foot soldiers.

Chadian security officials reported intercepting a convoy of buses carrying 85 Nigerians" believed to have been kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists from Baga," a Nigerian security source said.

 
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