NIGERIA: ‘ Fifty Women and Undisclosed Number of Children Abducted by Boko Haram – Reports’

#AceNewsServices – NIGERIA (Adamawa State) – September 17 – Over 50 women and an undisclosed number of children have been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, This Day newspaper reported, citing locals of the Michika and Gulak communities in Adamawa State.

Boko Haram Reportedly Abduct 50 Women and Undisclosed Number of Children  - Burning and Looting Villages '

Boko Haram Reportedly Abduct 50 Women and Undisclosed Number of Children – Burning and Looting Villages ‘

A security source said the sect members had called women last Saturday to collect food items from them at Gulak, the secretariat of Madagali Local Government Area, and then they selected some of the women.

Boko Haram have been in control of Madagali, Gulak and Michika, causing panic in other towns with thousands of people trooping to Yola, the state capital and beyond. 

A resident who identified himself simply as Tija for fear being targeted said he got the news of the abduction while he was being trapped in a  village near Gulak before his subsequent escape on Sunday.

He revealed that the victims  including married women were loaded on to trucks and taken away despite passionate pleading with the insurgents to spare them.

Some women brought the news that Boko Haram forcefully took some of them away including a sister in law to a friend of mine. The situation is getting worse by the day, our hope is that this problem will  end one day”, he stated. 

One witness said the victims were loaded on to trucks and taken away.

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` Soldiers left five villages and town at mercy of `Islamic Extremist’s’ killing 13 people and bombing a Christian School’

#AceWorldNews says witnesses say soldiers fled and left five villages and a town at the mercy of Islamic extremists who killed 13 people and bombed a Christian theological school in north-east Nigeria, AP reported.

Outnumbered and out-gunned soldiers abandoned checkpoints and fled into the bush when extremist fighters attacked them in Adamawa state for several hours Wednesday night, a pastor said.

On Tuesday, at least 59 students were killed in a school attack in neighbouring Yobe state.

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