Boko Haram Abducts 91 Women and Children in Borno Villages
The initial report on the latest abduction by members of the Boko Haram sect was only centred around Kumanza village, where members of the sect were said to have abducted about 60 women, but more revelations have emerged that the sect abducted at least 91 persons between Thursday and Sunday.
The 91 abducted persons include the 60 women and girls from Kumanza village. Other villages were the abduction took place are located in Yaga and Dagu, Damboa and Dagu, Damboa and Askira Uba Local Government Areas of Borno State.
According to the Chairman Sector 5 of the local vigilante group in Borno State Aji Khalil, four other villagers were killed while attempting to escape from their abductors, said
Khalil said: “More than 60 women were among the villagers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.
“Some suspected Boko Haram members invaded Kumanza, Yaga and Dagu villages and kidnapped 91 persons.
“More than 60 married women and young girls as well as children and young men were forcefully taken away by Boko Haram terrorits. Four villagers, who tried to escape were shot dead on the spot”, Khalil said yesterday night.
Another source said: ”They went from one village to the other, killed about 30 people and took away many children and women.” He added that hundreds of villagers around the area have now fled to Lassa to take refuge.
The attacks were not immediately known in Maiduguri because of the remoteness of the area. The affected villages are about 100 kilometres away from Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
There was no official confirmation either by the military or police in the state at press time.
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