Boko Haram abduct 60 women and young girls in adamawa


No fewer than 60 women, including young girls
have been reportedly abducted by Boko Haram
insurgents from Waga Mangoro and Garta villages
in Adamawa State in fresh attacks unleashed by
the militants.

Forty of the women were said to have been
abducted in Waga Mangoro while 20 were
reportedly abducted in the Grata area of the state.
Residents of the affected area, who escaped during
the attack, confirmed the incident to our
correspondent on the telephone on Wednesday.

One of them said hundreds of insurgents overran
the area on motorcycles and vans during a raid on
Saturday, burning houses and abducting young

One of the locals in Garta, Tizhe Kwada, who
managed to escape, said the rampage continued
with many residents fleeing the area, which had
been under Boko Haram control for about two

The Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area,
James Watharda, said he had all along been in Yola
since the insurgents took control of the area,
adding that he could not speak on the matter.

Source: Nigerian Eye


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