Nigeria says reports of latest Islamist kidnap 'unverified'

A hunter holds his rifle in Yola, state capital of Adamawa, on December 4, 2014 after taking part in an operation against Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko HaramNigeria’s military on Friday confirmed a deadly attack by Boko Haram in the northeast village of Gumsuri but said reports of a mass kidnapping needed to be verified. “Troops are patrolling the general area of Gumsuri in search of terrorists,” a statement from defence ministry spokesman Chris Olukolade said.

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