By Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent
ABUJA, NIGERIA (Worthy News)– More than 60 women and children have been abducted in northern Nigeria by militant Muslims, according to the BBC.
The abductions occurred during a series of raids last week in Damboa, near the capital of Borno State in what had served as the nerve center for Boko Haram until it was forced out.
Boko Haram — which is still holding more than 200 women it captured in Chibok back on 14 April — is demanding the release of its fighters and their relatives in exchange for the captives, but to date the Nigerian government has rejected this.
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