Yesterday Naij.com reported that Boko Haram militants have abducted 8 teenage girls in Warabe village in Gwoza, Borno State, May 4.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said his fighters carried out the 14 April abduction of more than 200 girls from Chibok and threatened to sell them as slaves
Today the incident was confirmed by the local government official Hamba Tada. According to him, after invading the Warabe village the insurgents headed to the neighbouring Wala village and abducted 3 more schoolgirls.
Thereby presently the number of the abducted girls has risen from 8 to 11. The locals claim that the victims of abduction could be much more.
After the attack the Warabe residents fled the village and contacted AFP to clearify the situation. It was learnt that the insurgents purposefully went from house to house searching for girls on Sunday night. Also some parts of the village was set on fire.
As a result of the raid 8 girls between the ages of 12 and 15 were taken away by the alleged Boko Haram members. The informants suggested that the girls’ abduction was the true purpose of the attack as surprisingly nobody was killed or injured.
Another Warabe resident who escaped to Gwoza сomplained about poor safety insurance from the military. He said that they are frigntened with what had happened in Warabe as they have no security here and the gunmen can take their girls without any resistance.
If you wish to know how this story develops, use
Know more about this news? Update the info!