Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Boko Haram abducts many schoolgirls in Borno

Heavily armed gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect yesterday kidnapped a group of girls from a secondary school in Borno state and torched the surrounding town, a local official and a witness told AFP.

"Many girls were abducted by the rampaging gunmen who stormed the school in a convoy of vehicles," said Emmanuel Sam, an education official in the town of Chibok, where the attack took place.

The gunmen came "in trucks and on motorcycles and headed to the school", where they overpowered soldiers deployed to guard it, said a.witness who requested anonymity.

He said soldiers had been deployed to provide extra security ahead of yearly exams, but the gunmen "subdued the soldiers and took the girls away".

He was not able to provide an estimate of the number of girls abducted.

1 comment:

  1. Lord Jesus, please protect those girls. Your idea of what 'protection' looks like and ours might differ, I realize. And I also ask for comfort to the families of the girls, and a swift return to their families. Please bring to justice those responsible.


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