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Boko Haram Abducts Over 400 Women & Children from Damasak, Borno

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Boko Haram insurgents have abducted over 400 women and children from Damasak town in Borno State.

Damasak is said to have been freed by by troops from Niger and Chad earlier this month.

Reuters reports that residents of the town confirmed the abduction.

The exact number of people abducted is yet to be confirmed, however; numerous sources say is it is over 400.

A trader named Souleymane Ali told reporters that “they took 506 young women and children (in Damasak). They killed about 50 of them before leaving, We don’t know if they killed others after leaving, but they took the rest with them.”

Ali also revealed that his wife and three of his daughters were among those seized.

“Two of them were supposed to get married this year. (Boko Haram) said ‘They are slaves so we’re taking them because they belong to us’,” he said.

Another trader, Mohamed Ousmane, said the militants took three of his children and his two wives.

Fana, another resident, said the terrorists rounded up captives and took them to the main mosque for taking them out of town, She was able to save her two children from being abducted by hiding them in her house.

9 Comments

  1. Kenya

    March 25, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Lord have mercy

  2. adelegirl

    March 25, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Someone’s fibbing me thinks. How can Boko Haram abduct over 400 people from a town that was supposedly recently liberated? No, just doesn’t add up. I wonder who is lying – Reuters, the villagers or the armies that reportedly liberated the town.

    • ada nnewi

      March 25, 2015 at 9:16 am

      My guess is the latter is lying through their nose…It’s so sad that Nigeria has “no government” now…

    • NagosBigBoi

      March 25, 2015 at 9:23 am

      The villagers were clear and stated that they were abducted before the liberation. They were recounting what happened to the soldiers who liberated them.

  3. jwezee

    March 25, 2015 at 9:46 am

    Just to give this government a bad name..400 people no be ants o! And all the men sat back n watch this happen….still not believing this story!

  4. jwezee

    March 25, 2015 at 9:49 am

    Come n try this in the East or South…..trust those IGBO n Yoruba boys if u like carry all the arms in the world, no BH member would leave that place alive

  5. joliebebe

    March 25, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Hmmm……400 grains of rice or beans. or human beings? Just like that? Are you kidding me?
    What happened to all the Nigerienne and Chadian plus Nigerian soldiers claiming and celebrating they have recapatured the whole North Eastern States hitherto captured by BH? Were they “gased” to sleep?
    Is it not obvious we have been fed with lies upon lies again?
    May the wrath God Almighty descend heavily on all (whichsoever party they belong to) the enemies of this nation pretending to be friends and Country lovers. May thier counsel become foolishness like that of Ahithophel.
    May their generation unborn reap from the evil they have sowned in this land.
    Note that there is a God in heaven and only His counsel and purpose will stand. concerning Nigeria… amen!

    • anonymous

      March 25, 2015 at 4:02 pm

      AMEN AMEN AMEN

  6. 200 mumu

    March 25, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Like seriously??!! I am getting so tired with this? But what is the nigerian “Government” doing? nothing!

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