More than 91 people – including 60 schoolgirls and young women, plus 31 schoolboys – were kidnapped last week by Boko Haram extremists, two months after the same group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, according to the Los Angeles Times.
They were also abducted from villages in northeastern Nigeria, an area where such attacks have been happening almost daily, while Nigeria’s army appears to be unable to enforce security in most of the country.
Many have criticized Nigeria’s government and military for their slow response to the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls from their school in Chibok on April 15. Several dozen of the girls were able to escape.
About 30 people were reported to have been killed by the extremists in the latest attack. Elderly residents fled their homes, trudging 15 miles to get help.
Among those abducted by gunmen were women with young children and babies – a common occurrence in Borno state since last year, Nigeria’s Premium Times reported.
Some Nigerian government officials refused to confirm or deny the report of the latest abductions. But Nigeria’s Premium Times quoted an unnamed federal security official who confirmed the abductions took place, and a village official confirmed the kidnappings to Associated Press.
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SOURCE: God Reports