Boko Haram plan to kidnap foreigners – UK, US warn

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Boko Haram planning to kidnap foreigners – UK, US warn

United State and Britain have warned that the notorious Boko Haram sect in northeast Nigeria is planning to kidnap foreigners.

The Foreign Office in London claimed it had received reports the Boko Haram militants were “actively planning” to seize foreign workers in the Bama local government area of Borno state.

The UK and US have consequently warned travellers to stay away from affected area was “along the Banki -Kumshe axis”, which is near the border with Cameroon.

The US embassy in Abuja said in a message to its nationals that the report was “credible”.

Boko Haram has become one of the most dangerous Islamic militant sects in the world. It kidnapped thousands of women and children, including more than 200 schoolgirls from the Borno town of Chibok in 2014, which brought the conflict to world attention.

At least 20, 000 people have been killed since 2009. But abductions of foreigners have been rare.

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