According to reports, a group of gunmen suspected to be affiliated with the Islamist group Boko Haram raided a village in northeastern Nigeria last week, killing dozens of people and kidnapping over 100 others.
Reuters, which interviewed a resident and security source in Gumskiri, reports that the death toll from the attack is 35, but does not give a specific number of people kidnapped. According to a source contacted by Bloomberg, 191 were abducted, including "a lot of able-bodied young men and women, including children."
A Gumskiri resident described the brutal scene to Reuters:
"They gathered the people, shot dead over 30 people and took away more than 100 women and children in two open top trucks," Maina Chibok, who did not witness the attack but is from Gumskiri and visited family there shortly afterwards.
"They also burned down a government medical center, houses and shops," Chibook said.
In related news, 54 Nigerian soldiers were recently found guilty of mutiny for refusing to assist towns that had been captured by Boko Haram. (A scene from the court martial that convicted them is above.) The soldiers face death by firing squad.
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