Thursday, 23 October 2014

Boko Haram Abducts 60 FemalesIn Adamawa Community

At least 60 females were abducted by Boko Haram militants from Waga Mangoro and Garta villages in
Adamawa State on Saturday, residents told Daily Trust yesterday.

A resident of Garta, Tizhe Kwada, who esc-aped the attack said hundreds of militants stormed the village on
motorcycles and vans on Saturday, burnt houses and abducted women and young girls.

Waga Mangoro and Garta are situated in Madagali and Michika areas respectively.
He said many residents fled the area which has been under Boko Haram for about two months.
According him, they conducted house-to-house searches for young women in Garta and forced relatives to collect N1,500 and kola nuts as bride price for any female taken. They slit the throat of three men and have since remained there, he added.

“The insurgents are still in the area. They slit the throats of three men in Garta and abducted many young
women. We also heard from residents of Wagga that they killed two men and took 40 women away.”
A community leader from Michika, Emma-nuel Kwache, told newsmen in Yola that he got information on the
attack from villagers who said the rampage was still on.

Chairman of Madagali LGA, James Watharda, said he had been in Yola since the insurgents took over the area and could not speak on it. Authorities at the 23 Armoured Brigade in Yola could not be reached for comments.

Daily Trust