May 07, 2014
By Ben Agande & Ndahi Marama
MAIDUGURI— As the Federal Government intensifies efforts to locate and rescue the more than 200 school girls abducted three weeks ago in Borno State, Boko Haram terrorists struck again, Monday night, abducting 11 teenage girls between the ages of 12 and 15 in Warabe village of Gwoza Local government area of the state.
The gunmen also carted away foodstuffs and livestock belonging to the villagers before fleeing into the bush.
Gwoza is about 160 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.
A resident of Warabe village, Mallam Bello Umar, in a telephone call, confirmed the incident, pointing out that he was in the village when the terrorists struck before he ran to Gwoza.
Umar said: “A group of terrorists invaded Warabe village on Monday night, abducted 11 of our teenage girls before carting away our foodstuffs and livestock. As I am talking to you now, I have escaped to Gwoza council headquarters, and even in Gwoza, we are restricted to the council secretariat due to the fear of the terrorists. The situation is so pathetic as almost all Gwoza people including villagers who came for safety are only restricted to a safer zone close to the council secretariat where there is enough presence of security personnel”, Bello stressed.
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