Suspected Boko Haram Gunmen Kidnap 20 Women Near Chibok

About 20 women from a nomadic settlement have been abducted by suspected Islamist Boko Haram group near Chibok.

20 Women Abducted Near Chibok, Borno State

Schoolgirls who have escaped from Boko Haram kidnappers in the village of Chibok, sit at the Government house to speak with State Governor Kashim Shettima in Maiduguri on June 2, 2014. Credit: STR/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

The gunmen seized the ethnic Fulani women, ordered them into vehicles at gunpoint and drove them off to an unknown location. The abduction followed an attack of a settlement known as Garkin Fulani.

A member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria Alhaji Tar confirmed the incident in a phone interview

“We got the information that they went there, and took away the women at the time none of the males were there,” Tar said. “The three young men they met there could not help the women, as the gunmen also ordered the three of them to enter the Hilux vans, and took all of them away.”

It is not yet clear when exactly the incident took place. According to Associated Press, the women were kidnapped on Thursday, June 5, while according to Bloomberg – on Sunday, June 8.

It will be recalled that more than 200 schoolgirls have been abducted by Boko Haram on April 15. Some of them escaped while the majority remain missing.

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