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Nearly 100 more children have been snatched from their homes in Nigeria by Boko Haram.
The world is still campaigning for the Islamic militants to safely return more than 234 school girls they abducted in April. Sadly, the horror is just beginning for a whole new set of families in northeastern Nigeria.
The Associated Press reports that Boko Harm kidnapped 60 more girls and 31 boys over the weekend from villages in the region. The kids range from 3-15 years old and some women were also taken with the children. According to witness, who insisted on remaining anonymous, the latest raid took place in Kummabza and four people were killed in the attack
Boko Haram also struck four other villages near Chibok, where the first set of girls were abducted. Witnesses claim that at least 33 people were killed in the attack, but about 24 members of Boko Haram died that day as well.
The militants are demanding the return of their captured members in exchange for the kidnapped girls and boys. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has refused negotiate with the terrorists or even entertain the idea of a trade.
Boko Haram has been much more aggressive in their campaign to spread Islamic law all over Nigeria this year, having killed more than 2,000 people since the beginning of 2014. They killed an estimated 3,600 people from 2009-2013.
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