Another Eight Girls Feared Kidnapped In Borno

Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

Unconfirmed reports emerging from Borno State say another eight teenage girls have been abducted from Warabe village, after gunmen invaded the place Sunday night.

Warabe is about 160 kilometres away from Maiduguri, in the outskirts of Gwoza town, which has become notorious for deadly of deadly attacks by Boko Haram insurgents in recent times.

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A resident of Warabe, Bello Umar, told journalists in Maiduguri that a group of about 20 terrorists armed with AK 47 rifles invaded the village, abducted eight teenage girls and also carted away foodstuffs and livestock.

“As I am talking to you know, I have ran to Gwoza council headquarters, and even in Gwoza, we cannot move around easily due to the fear of the terrorists. The situation is so pathetic that almost everyone in Gwoza congregate at a safer zone close to the council secretariat where there is enough presence of security personnel,” he said

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He noted, however, that no one was killed in the attack.

Other residents corroborated Umar’s account, saying that the kidnapped girls are between ages 12-15.

Security agencies could not be reached for confirmation as telecommunications networks in the state are not working well.

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Over three weeks ago, more than 200 school girls were abducted and the military are still without clues as to their whereabouts.



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