Breaking News: Boko Haram kidnaps over 60 people in Cameroon

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According to BBC, Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped at least 60 people in neighbouring Cameroon many of whom are said to be children.

 Security officials said, several people were killed in the cross border attack.

Boko Haram has seized control of many towns and villages in north-east Nigeria, and has begun threatening some of the country’s neighbours.

The group has been fighting a six-year insurgency to create an Islamic state.

In Sunday’s attack, suspected militants “burst into two villages in the Tourou area,” a police officer told Agence France-Presse.

“They torched houses and left with around 60 people. Most of these people were women and children.”

Officials told Reuters that as many as 80 people had been kidnapped. Those abducted included about 30 adults and 50 young children, an army officer deployed to northern Cameroon told the agency.

Cameroon have both criticised Nigeria for failing to do more to confront Boko Haram.

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