Lagos - United Kingdom Minister for Africa, James
Duddridge, expressed dismay at reports of further abductions in
This follows reports that up to 500 young women and children
had been abducted from the town of Damask in northern parts of the
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I condemn Boko Haram¹s abhorrent practice of abduction in
the strongest terms and call for all those taken to be released immediately," Duddridge said.
He said the UK stood with Nigeria and its people at this
difficult time and would continue to support the region in countering the
threat posed by Boko Haram.
Boko Haram's reign of terror has seen sect members abduct
scores of Nigerians most infamously last April when more than 200
schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State.
- CAJ News