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Reports: Boko Haram Kidnaps Hundreds in NE Nigeria

Officials in Nigeria say Boko Haram militants have kidnapped hundreds of people, including many children, from a town on the border with Niger. Nigerian government spokesman Mike Omeri tells The Associated Press that militants abducted residents of Damasak in Borno state as they withdrew from the town earlier this month. Omeri said the Islamist extremists went to Damasak's primary schools, rounded up students and teachers and then retreated. The spokesman said he could not...

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