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Boko Haram kidnaps 20 people in Cameroon, executes 12

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Suspected members of Boko Haram kidnapped 20 people from a bus in northern Cameroon, then executed 12 of them, a security source and resident said Monday.

The kidnapping occurred on Sunday and all of the survivors have since been released, said a resident, on condition of anonymity, whose wife was among those abducted. An official from a local NGO also confirmed the incident.

According to the security source, who is based in the region, the victims were travelling in a bus stormed by alleged Boko Haram members.

“The bus was coming from Koza and was travelling to Mora,” the source said, referring to two towns in the country’s extreme north near the Nigerian border.

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