Thursday, October 23, 2014
Boko Haram Reportedly Abduct 60 More Women
Boko Haram, have reportedly abducted sixty more women were at Waga Mangoro and Garta villages, both in troubled Adamawa State during a fresh attack. Scores of the Boko Haram insurgents riding motorcycles and driving vans had invaded their towns and abducted forty of the women in Waga Mangoro and the other 20 were forcefully taken away from Grata.
One of the fleeing residents from the area under seige, Tizhe Kwada, told journalists that the area had been under the control of the insurgents for about two months now. Kwada claimed that the insurgents cordon off the entire town and went from one house to another in Garta in search of young women who they took in their vans to an unknown destination.
He said, “The insurgents are still in the area. And they have slaughtered many men in Garta and abducted many young women. We also heard from residents of Wagga that they killed two men and took 40 women away from there.”
Emmanuel Kwache, a community leader from Michika, a neighbouring town to the two attacked towns confirmed the incident to journalists in Yola yesterday:
“I got the information from villagers in the area that the rampage was still in progress.”
The Chairman of Madagali Local Government Area, James Watharda, sai:
“I had all along been in Yola since the insurgents took over the area and as such I can speak little of happening in the area.”