More teenage girls were abducted in the latest attack by Boko Haram militants who stormed a village in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, security sources and residents told Xinhua on Monday.
An unspecified number of teenage girls were taken away early Sunday in Bam Village, located about 170km south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, after razing buildings and killing at least seven persons, an unnamed security officer said. Borno State police spokesman Victor Ikuku said information about the abduction had not reached his office.
Local sources said the gunmen shot indiscriminately and sang some Arabic choruses as they unleashed terror on the hapless villagers. Ali Mallam Ali, a local chief in the village, said most residents were still asleep when the incident occurred. Read more