At least 91 persons, were said to have been abducted by suspected Islamic militants between Thursday and Sunday from the Kumanza, Yaga and Dagu, Damboa and Dagu, Damboa and Askira Uba Local Government Areas of Borno State, local vigilante officials said yesterday night.
Four other villagers were killed while attempting to escape from their abductors, said Aji Khalil, Chairman, sector 5 of the local vigilante group in Borno State.
Khalil who spoke on the telephone said: “More than 60 women were among the villagers abducted by Boko Haram
terrorists. “Some suspected Boko Haram members invaded Kumanza, Yaga
and Dagu villages and kidnapped 91 persons. More than 60 married women
and young girls as well as children and young men were forcefully taken
away by Boko Haram terrorist.
Another source said: “They went from one village to the other, killed
about 30 people and took away many children and women.” He added that
hundreds of villagers around the area have now fled to Lassa to take
The attacks were not immediately known in Maiduguri because of the
remoteness of the area. The affected villages are about 100 kilometres
away from Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
There was no official confirmation either by the military or police in the state at press time.