Sunday, December 7, 2014

Boko Haram abducts over 20 girls in Lassa, Borno State

Boko Haram insurgents last Wednesday reportedly abducted more than 20 women, most of them young girls, in Lassa, Borno State.

According to SaharaReporters, a member of the community, Daniel Ibrahim, made the disclosure, revealing that the Islamist fighters had been advancing towards Lassa since late November, but had met stiff resistance from determined local fighters until Wednesday.

"They [Boko Haram] abducted more than 20 girls from our town and killed many people, mostly old men and women,"

"They burnt almost half of the town before they left. Those of us who were lucky fled, but they massacred aged ones and younger men they could catch," he said.

He said the town fell to the insurgents because the residents' appeals to security agencies to deploy more troops and to step up land and air operations were ignored.

Meanwhile a senior military source has confirmed that the military was aware of the development in Lassa.

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