Sixty-three women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram last month in Nigeria escaped from their captors and have returned to their burnt village, a security source and a local vigilante fighting the militant group said.
The hostages were seized from the Kummabza village in northern Borno state on June 18 after a four-day invasion of the village by Boko Haram insurgents. The militants killed 30 men and burned the entire village.
The group is still believed to be holding over 200 schoolgirls abducted April 14 from their hostels in the town of Chibok — a case that drew international outrage and prompted a global campaign for their release.
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Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped up to 40 young mothers from an area near Chibok, the village where more than 250 schoolgirls were abducted nearly two months ago.
The exact number of women taken in the latest raid is thought to be at least 20 – although one local leader from Borno state put it as high as 40.
“Available information revealed that the gunmen came around noon and abducted 20 women and three young men left to keep watch on the village,” said one local man.
“All the males in the settlement were away in the bush with their herd (of cattle) for grazing when the abductors came to the village.
Read the rest: Boko Haram Seizes Young Mothers (h/t to thereligionofpeace.com)
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have kidnapped eight more girls, aged between eight and 15, in an overnight raid on a village in the sect’s stronghold in north-eastern Borno state.
Read the rest: Boko Haram Kidnaps More Nigerian Girls. More here.
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Boko Haram launched a grisly attack on a Nigerian village in an area that troops had been using as a base in the search for hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the militant group, witnesses told CNN on Wednesday.
The hours long assault on Gamboru Ngala that left at least 150 people dead, some of whom were burned alive, is the latest in a series of brazen attacks and abductions by Boko Haram, raising concern about whether the Nigerian government can retake control of the region from the entrenched terror group.
Read the rest: Boko Haram Burns Down a Village in Nigeria.
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Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the nearly 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.
Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, warning that his group plans to attack more schools and abduct more girls.
“I abducted your girls,” said the leader of Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sinful.”
He described the girls as “slaves” and said, “By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace.” The hourlong video starts with fighters lifting automatic rifles and shooting in the air as they chant “Allahu akbar!” or “God is great.”
It was unclear if the video was made before or after reports emerged last week that some of the girls have been forced to marry their abductors — who paid a nominal bride price of $12 — and that others have been carried into neighboring Cameroon and Chad. Those reports could not be verified.
In the video, Shekau also said the students “will remain slaves with us.” That appears a reference to the ancient jihadi custom of enslaving women captured in a holy war, who then can be used for sex.
Read the rest: Kidnapped Nigerian Schoolgirls to be Sold as Slaves UPDATE HERE.
Slaves! And you all thought slavery was abolished around the world. Well in most places it is. But Islam has never abolished slavery from its core ideology. Why? Because it can’t. It’s in the “Book.” Because slavery is natural to humanity. Because Mohammedans must be slaves to Allah and his religion. So, slavery is the will of Allah and a large part of Mohammed’s life (who all Mohammedans are supposed to emulate). All Kafirs (non-Muslims) can be enslaved in jihad and the women can be used as sex slaves . The Boko Haram know their doctrine, for sure.
Most of the 234 Borno schoolgirls in Boko Haram captivity have been ferried abroad to Chad and Cameroon after they were married off to sect members on N2,000 bride price each, an elder told Daily Trust yesterday.
The female students were taken from their hostels at the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok on the night of April 14.
About 40 had escaped in the days after the incident, but parents and school authorities said at least 234 of them were yet to be found.
Dr. Pogu Chibok, who is the leader of the Chibok Elders Forum, told Daily Trust yesterday that latest information available to them indicates that most of the girls have been taken to the neighboring Cameroon and Chad by their captors.
He said before they were ferried in canoes across the Lake Chad, a wedding ceremony was conducted at a town on the border with Cameroon where they were married off to Boko Haram militants.
He said N2,000 was paid as bride price on each of the girls to the specific Boko Haram members who took them from their school and who had assumed “ownership” of the students.
Read the rest: Abducted Nigerian Girls Married Off to Boko Haram Militants. (h/t to Jihad Watch) Update on this story here.
Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital — a surge of violence that raised new doubts about the military’s ability to contain an Islamic uprising.
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The attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist network have killed more than 1,500 people in this year alone, compared with an estimated 3,600 dead between 2010 and 2014.
In the latest attack, gunmen killed a soldier and a police officer guarding a school in Chibok on the edge of the Sambisa Forest and abducted the teenage girls after midnight, according to authorities.
Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves.
Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden,” has targeted schools, mosques, churches, villages and agricultural centres in assaults that are increasingly indiscriminate. The insurgents have also made daring raids on military barracks and bases.
Read more: Islamic Militants in Nigeria Abduct 100 Girls.
Update: School Girls Freed, But 8 Still Missing
A day after 10 men were killed in Maiduguri, at least 20 women, some clad in mini-skirts and others in slacks, were slaughtered in their Maiduguri homes and college dormitories.
While members of the Boko Haram terrorist organization Boko Haram organization are suspected of committing the heinous terrorist acts, police have not confirmed the identities nor arrested any suspects.
Members of the radical Islamic terrorist group believe Western education is sinful. The group is a jihadist militant organization based in northeast Nigeria that violently opposes man-made laws and modern science, according to an allafrica report.
Friday, the Nigerian Joint Task Force, Operation ‘Restore Order,’ placed a bounty on suspected terrorists and members of Boko Haram.
The new execution-style violence is different than other recent killings conducted by Boko Haram Muslims in that it targeted women only. Authorities believe the women may have been slaughtered due to dressing in Western style.
Read the rest: 20 Nigerian Women Killed for Wearing Western Clothes.