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June 24th, 2014
09:24 PM ET

Was U.S. ransom money funneled to Boko Haram?

Boko Haram terrorists have attacked again. This time, they targeted a village in northeastern Nigeria where they set an entire village on fire, killed 30 men, and took 60 women and girls as captives.

Officials say this includes several children between the ages of 3 and 12. This is the same terrorist group that kidnapped nearly 300 school girls over two months ago.

Boko Haram abduct 60 females, kill 30 men in northeast Nigeria

Of them, more than 200 girls are still missing. And now, there are new concerns about who is funding this group.

CNN talks to an American kidnapped by pirates and held hostage for weeks before he was freed in exchange for ransom cash.

But did that cash end up going to fund terrorists? Kyung Lah has the report.


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