Boko Haram hostages released

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Published: Monday 19th January 2015 by The News Editor

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About 30 of the over 60 hostages abducted by suspected members of Nigerian militant group Boko Haram have been released, according to Cameroon’s military.

Military spokesman Colonel Didier Badjeck said today that some of the hostages escaped while others were freed after a gun fight between Boko Haram and the military.

Col Badjeck said the militants used some of the hostages as human shields. He did not say how many people were killed.

Boko Haram seeks to impose Islamic Shariah law in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation at about 170 million.

The group has occupied villages on about 155 miles (250km) of the border between Cameroon and Nigeria, and has recently launched attacks across the border.

Last week Cameroon’s president Paul Biya called for international help to fight the terrorists.

Published: Monday 19th January 2015 by The News Editor

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