Published On: Mon, Aug 18th, 2014

Boko Haram kidnaps nearly 100 boys, man from village in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants have kidnapped dozens of boys and man from a village in northern Nigeria. According to a Reuters report, the abductions occurred while the Muslim extremist group raided the northeast village of Doron Baga. Witnesses reported that 97 boys and men were missing after the raid. 
Nigeria Boko Haram attacks map

Nigeria Boko Haram attacks map distrubted in 2012. Photo/wikimedia

“They left no men or boys in the place; only young children, girls and women,” witness Halima Adamu said in the Aug. 15 article. “They were shouting ‘Allah Akbar’ (God is greatest), shooting sporadically. There was confusion everywhere. They started parking our men and boys into their vehicles, threatening to shoot whoever disobey them. Everybody was scared.”

Witnesses confirmed that six men were murdered, five others were injured by the Islamists. The houses were burned as the terrorists destroyed the village.
One witness said the invaders had taunted the men for being unable to defend themselves.

“They were shouting ‘Where is your pride? You people used to be warriors. Today you are all just women, not as brave as we thought’,” he said.

“I am appalled to see reports of another large abduction by terrorists in the northeast of Nigeria.” British Minister for Africa James Duddridge said in an emailed statement.
“Officials at the British High Commission in Abuja are urgently looking into the details. The UK stands firmly with Nigeria as it faces the scourge of Boko Haram.”

Britain and the United States have offered help to try to find the missing Chibok girls, but there has been no success yet.

The kidnappers overpowered local vigilantes who had no support because this is no military presence there, the villagers said.

It is presumed the men and boys will be forced to joined the terrorist group or be executed. The kidnapping and sale of girls made headlines across the globe, denounced by government, but little to curb the violence has actually been done.

Check out some of the top stories on The Dispatch covering Boko Haram’s violence over the last couple of years – click HERE

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