A Must Read: Boko Haram abducts Women and Children

IN retaliation for the arrest of members' wives and

relatives, the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram,

announced on Monday that it had kidnapped some

women, young girls and children.

A BBC report quoted leader of the sect, Sheikh

Abubakar Shekau, to have said in a video just

released that the sect was holding the hostages

until relatives of members in custody were


"If they do not leave our wives and children, we will

not leave them," Shekau was quoted as saying. He

was said to have said that anyone taken by the

group could begin a new life as a "servant," without

going into detail.

The BBC report also said the video showed women

and children purportedly being held.

In the video, a Kalashnikov assault rifle sits over

Shekau's right shoulder as he speaks while the

background is covered with a rug. "It's unclear when

the video was shot," the report said.

"In the video, Mr. Shekau also said the group was

behind two recent attacks in the North-East, which

left an estimated 240 people dead."

Source: Punch NG

This is serious! May the Lord help us.

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