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Terror strikes in northeast Nigeria as suspected Islamist insurgents abduct 50

  

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Via:  krishna  •  one month ago  •  7 comments

Terror strikes in northeast Nigeria as suspected Islamist insurgents abduct 50
Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have mainly operated in Borno state in the northeast, targeting security forces and civilians. 

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Reuters:  Suspected Islamist insurgents kidnapped 50 people, mostly women, in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and a resident said on Wednesday, the latest mass abduction by fighters who have waged an insurgency for more than a decade.

Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have mainly operated in Borno state in the northeast, targeting security forces and civilians, in the process killing and displacing tens of thousands of people.

The latest incident took place on Monday in the remote Gamboru area, which shares a border with Chad and Cameroon, said an official of the Civilian Joint Task Force, which helps the army to fight the jihadists.

The official, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said the group of at least 50 people from a camp for internally displaced persons, went to collect firewood on the shores of Lake Chad, where ISWAP is known to operate.

They were ambushed by gunmen and made to walk across bushy paths into neighboring Chad, the official said, adding that three of the kidnapped women managed to escape.

Barkindo Saidu, head of Borno’s emergency agency, said he was traveling to the area to assess the situation but was not yet ready to declare the people missing.

The agency is in charge of camps housing thousands of Nigerians displaced by the insurgency.


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Krishna
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1  seeder  Krishna    one month ago
Suspected Islamist insurgents kidnapped 50 people, mostly women, in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and a resident said on Wednesday, the latest mass abduction by fighters who have waged an insurgency for more than a decade.

Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have mainly operated in Borno state in the northeast, targeting security forces and civilians, in the process killing and displacing tens of thousands of people.

Looks like yet another case of deja vu all over again ... jrSmiley_5_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Krishna @1    one month ago

They were impatient, unwilling to wait for virgins in paradise.

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.1  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    one month ago
They were impatient, unwilling to wait for virgins in paradise.

Celebrities want to:

Bring back our girls! (2014)

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.2  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    one month ago
in paradise.

In paradise?

 
 
 
Krishna
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1.1.3  seeder  Krishna  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1    one month ago
They were impatient, unwilling to wait for virgins in paradise.

Reminds me of this old cartoon:

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Krishna
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2  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

The official, who declined to be named because he was not authorized to speak to the media, said the group of at least 50 people from a camp for internally displaced persons, went to collect firewood on the shores of Lake Chad, where ISWAP is known to operate.

They were ambushed by gunmen and made to walk across bushy paths into neighboring Chad, the official said, adding that three of the kidnapped women managed to escape.

 
 
 
Krishna
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3  seeder  Krishna    one month ago

Barkindo Saidu, head of Borno’s emergency agency, said he was traveling to the area to assess the situation but was not yet ready to declare the people missing.

Well, I suppose he won't know for sure if they're missing . . . until he finds them! jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 

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