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Boko Haram kills 33, kidnaps 100 in Gumsuri
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Boko Haram kills 33, kidnaps 100 in Gumsuri

Yvonne Williams

The Infamous sect, Boko Haram has stormed a village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping at least 100, a survivor said.

He said that suspected terrorist sect Boko Haram had captured young men, women and children from Gumsuri village.

The attack happened on Sunday but it was after survivors reached the city of Maiduguri that news made rounds.

The villagers were kidnapped were from Gumsuri.

The survivor of the Gumsuri attack said that afterwards he returned to the village, about 70km (43 miles) south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, and helped bury 33 bodies.

In a statement, the Cameroonian army said some of its vehicles from its elite battalion had been caught in an ambush on Wednesday.

“At the same time… the Amchide military base was attacked by hundreds of fighters from the sect, but the response from our defence forces was instant and appropriate,” AFP news agency quotes it as saying.

One Cameroonian soldier was killed and an officer is missing, it reports.