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Boko Haram threatens to kidnap Christian women in Nigeria

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Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has followed up its declaration of “war” on Christians in Nigeria with a threat to kidnap Christian women as part of its latest “campaign of terror”.

Speaking on Tuesday (6 March), two days after the group said that they were planning coordinated attacks to “eradicate Christians from certain parts of the country”, the same spokesman said:

We are going to put into action new efforts to strike fear into the Christians of the power of Islam by kidnapping their women.

He said that they would not harm or sexually assault the women but would “demand as ransom that the families leave our Islamic areas”.

Boko Haram, which has been fighting to establish an Islamic state in Northern Nigeria since 2009, has stepped up since Christmas its efforts to drive Christians out of the region.

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