Friday, October 24, 2014

Boko Haram frees abducted women, girls rumoured married off to insurgents

The Boko Haram insurgents, who reportedly
abducted about 50 women and girls from two border villages
between Adamawa and Borno states have freed the women
among their captives.
This was disclosed in an interview by villagers, who spoke
on the issue with newsmen on the telephone from their hide-outs.

They however, said that the exact number of those released could not
be ascertained, but that no fewer than 45 girls were still being
According to the villagers, the women and girls were abducted from
Waga Mangoro which was
between Gwoza in Borno and Madagali in Adamawa states.

Relatives of some of the abducted women who were later
released by the insurgents also, told newsmen in Yola that some of the
girls have been turned to cooks while others were married off
immediately to some of the insurgents.

A relative to the one of the women who spoke on the condition of anonymity said;
"Initially, the insurgents captured
80 girls and women whom they later loaded into their vans and zoomed
off into the bushes.
Later in the night, the insurgents separated the elderly women
from the girls and released the women, who are now languishing in the
forest because they could not relocate the towns because they were
razed down
by the insurgents.

"We are confused that hours after the so called cease fire
agreement between the Federal Government and Boko Haram insurgents,
our girls are still being abducted by the

"We are at a loss about government's insincerity on the
whole issue and we urge them to rescue our daughters without further
delay as we are ready to
die searching for our missing ones."

Source: VanguardNG
By Umar Yusuf

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