Militants seize hometown of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

November 15, 2014 5:38 AM

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Militants seize hometown of kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls

Islamic extremists in Nigeria have seized Chibok, forcing thousands of people to flee the town where insurgents kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April, a local official said on Friday.

The Boko Haram insurgents entered the town Thursday, shooting from pickup trucks and motorcycles, Bana Lawan, chairman of the Chibok local government, told The Associated Press.

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