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Boko Haram kidnaps scores of villagers in Nigeria: witnesses

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Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped scores of people from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast, hauling some of the hostages away on boats across Lake Chad, witnesses said Friday. 

Several people were also reportedly killed in the militant raids on a number of villages in the Kukawa Local Government area in Borno state, a Boko Haram stronghold.

The remote area has poor mobile phone coverage, and details of the attacks that took place on Sunday have taken days to emerge.

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