6 May 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram Abducts Eight Girls in Another Borno Attack

Citing police and residents, Sky News reported that suspected members of Nigeria's notorious Islamic extremist group Boko Haram kidnapped eight more ... ( Resource: Reports: Nigeria Extremists Kidnap 8 More Girls

Maiduguri — No fewer than 8 teenage girls between the ages of 12 to 15 have been abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Warabe village of Gwoza Local government area of Borno state.

The gunmen also carted away foodstuff and livestocks belonging to the villagers before fleeing into the bush.

Gwoza is about 160 kilometres from Maiduguri the state capital. The council had witnessed series of attacks by terrorists in recent times.

A resident of Warabe village, Mallam Bello Umar in a telephone chat confirmed the incident, pointing out that he was a resident of the village before he ran and settled in Gwoza following the increasing cases of Boko Haram attacks in Warabe and other neighbouring villages in Gwoza council area.

" A group of terrorists invaded Warabe village on Sunday night, abducted 8 of our teenage girls before carting away with our foodstuffs and livestock.

"As I am talking to you know, I have ran to Gwoza council headquarters, and even in Gwoza, we are restricted around the council secretariat due to the fear of the terrorists. The situation is so pathetic as almost all Gwoza people including villagers who came for safety are only restricted in a safer zone close to the council secretariat where there is enough presence of security personnel", Bello said.

Copyright © 2014 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.