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Thursday, 23 October 2014

60 women reportedly abducted by Boko Haram in Adamawa state

There are reports that about 60 women were abducted by members of Boko Haram during fresh attacks at Waga Mangoro and Garta villages, both in Adamawa State this past Saturday October 18th.
Residents of the villages who confirmed the abductions to reporters said the sect men came in motorcycles in the early hours of Saturday morning, killed many, burnt down their homes and abducted 40 women from Waga Mangoro village and 20 women from Garta village.Resident of Garta community who confirmed the recent abductions told reporters;
“The insurgents are still in the area. They slit the throats of three men in Garta and abducted many young women. We also heard from residents of Waga that they killed two men and took 40 women away,” he said
Ahmadu, a resident in Waga Mangoro who also confirmed the abduction said the Boko Haram members used the abducted women as human shields during reprisals by Nigerian troops. He added that the attackers took with them food items, animals and household items belongings of villagers.

In a related development, members of the House of Representatives yesterday October 22nd approved the $1bn loan President Jonathan had requested for to enable the military purchase more weaponry.

Source: Thisday

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