Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Over 400 women, children reportedly kidnapped in Damasak by Boko Haram

10 days after the Defence Headquarters announced the recapture of Damasak town in Borno state from Boko Haram, members of the sect group is reported to have struck the town again, this time kidnapping over 400 women and children.

According to a resident of the town, Souleymane Ali, who spoke with Reuters, the sect members killed about 50 people before abducting the women and children during the recent attack.

“They took 506 young women and children (in Damasak). They killed about 50 of them before leaving. We don’t know if they killed others after leaving, but they took the rest with them.”he said
The Defence Headquarters has not made any official confirming or denouncin the report.

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