Police confirm abduction of female IDPs in Borno

THE Borno state police command has confirmed that Boko Haram insurgents abducted some female internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Ngala, Borno State.

Reports on Tuesday, March 5, stated that the women were abducted by the terrorists on Sunday, March 3, when they went into the bush to get firewood.

They were reportedly besieged by rebels in the Bula Kunte Bush in Ngala Town’s western section, where the bandits freed the elderly amongst them and abducted some young boys and girls.

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Speaking to The ICIR in a telephone chat on Wednesday, March 6, the spokesperson of the police command, Nahum Daso Kenneth, said the incident happened, but he has not gotten the details of the occurrence.

” Yes, there was an incident like that in Ngala, but I am yet to be fully briefed on the matter. I will contact you when I get the full details,” Kenneth stated.

This is one of the most significant kidnappings to occur in Borno since the night when 276 girls in Chibok were abducted.

On April 14 2014, the Boko Haram terrorists invaded the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State and abducted 276 school girls. It was a notable incident that attracted global attention.

Ambassadors, human rights activists, popular musicians, and the former United States President, Barrack Obama, along with his wife, Michelle, called on the former government, led by Goodluck Jonathan, to expedite action on the safe rescue of the school girls.

Incidentally, the unfortunate event birthed the BringBackOurGirls movement, co-championed  by the former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili.

For years, the movement consistently advocated, pushing the previous and current administrations to work towards the safe return of the remaining girls. Several solidarity protests were held across the globe.

The ICIR reported in May 2023 that 37 parents of the 276 girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents from Chibok have died since the incident.



    A sibling to one of the abductees, Ayuba Alamson, made the claim in Abuja on Saturday, May 20, at an event organised by Women Radio to commemorate nine years of the abduction and remind former President Muhammadu Buhari of his vow to rescue the girls.

    Alamson said the parents of the remaining girls who were yet to return were traumatised and abandoned by the government.

    Alamson explained that some of the girls who regained freedom went to secondary schools in Jos, Plateau State, to complete their education.

    He claimed the girls who had finished their secondary education have since been at home without anyone helping them get admission into the university. He added that those who were not patient among them had married.

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