Vocabulary: to kidnap (v), to burn down (v), to post online (v), to scrap (v), constitution (n), to embrace (v).


80 people have been kidnapped in Cameroon and 3 people have been killed. This happened on Sunday and it is believed that Boko Haram is responsible.

Boko Haram is an Islamic terrorist group from Nigeria. The name translates into English as “western education is forbidden”. They usually work in Nigeria but have been known to operate in Cameroon and Niger too.

The attack happened early in the morning. Around 50 of the people kidnapped are believed to be children aged 10-15. Many houses in the area were also burnt down.

Last month a video was posted online from a man who said that he is Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Boko Haram. The video says that there will be more violence in Cameroon if the country does not scrap the constitution and embraces Islam.

It is not known if the video and what happened on Sunday are related.

Boko Harim kidnapped 274 schoolgirls from north-eastern Nigeria in 2014. Although around 50 girls escaped, the others are still missing.