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Gunmen kidnap 2 traditional rulers in north Nigeria

  • Police officers patrol near a journalist during a protest by the Abuja wing of the "Bring Back Our Girls" group, calling for the release of the Nigerian schoolgirls in Chibok who were kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, in Abuja in this May 22, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde /Files

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: Gunmen suspected to be from the Boko Haram Islamist militant group kidnapped two traditional Muslim rulers from northeast Nigeria on Friday, two security sources said.

The gunmen snatched the Emir of Gwoza, Alhaji Idriss Timta, and the Emir of Uba, Alhaji Ismaila Mamza, from vehicles on the road at Zhur, a remote community in the southern part of Borno province. They were on their way to a funeral, the sources told Reuters.

 
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