Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

Boko Haram strikes again, kidnaps 20 more women, 3 men

Boko Haram Islamic militants have successfully conducted another kidnapping in Borno state snatching at least twenty women and three men from the village ofgarkin Fulani.
In the wake of highly publicized kidnapping of nearly 300 school girls, the Islamist turned on the remote village known to be cattle farmers.
“We were told that gunmen went to Garkin Fulani near Chibok town and forcefully took away the women. They invaded the settlement at the time most of the male members of the place were all out either on grazing activity or some went to the market. Due to poor communication the news did not go out immediately, even the Fulani men only got to know about it when they returned home late in the evening; but villagers around the place said they saw the gunmen driving in about three Hilux jeeps,” said Alhaji Tar, Vigilante chairman told All Africa.
Muhammed Gavva, Vigiliante spokesman, confirmed that the whereabouts of the men and women are unknown.
“Honestly, up till today (Monday), we have not heard anything concerning the missing women that were abducted near Chibok town on Thursday. If our men had got wind of it earlier, we could have tried to go after them,” Gavva said.
In another incident, the Defense Headquarters said Monday that troops prevented raids by Boko Haram this weekend on villages in Borno and neighboring Adamawa state. Soldiers killed more than 50 militants on Saturday night as they were on their way to attack communities, defense spokesman Chris Oluklade said in an emailed statement to Fox News.
Boko Haram logo   photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

Boko Haram logo photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

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