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February 11, 2015

Boko Haram abducts 20 in Borno village

Boko Haram abducts 20  in Borno village

By Ndahi Marama

MAIDUGURI—No fewer than 20 persons, including women and children were, last Sunday abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at a village in Bama local government area of Borno State, security sources said.

The villagers, according to a security source who spoke on phone, said the people were abducted at Akada-Banga village in Bama local government area of Borno State, while traveling to another village in Chad.

A top security source who usually speaks anonymously because he is not allowed to speak to the press directly, said:   “The information we received yesterday from our personnel in the area revealed that the abducted commuters were coming from Walasa village in Bama local government area where they went to attend a weekly market.

“The Boko Haram terrorists attacked Akada-Banga village on February 8 and in the process waylaid a passenger bus conveying some villagers, among who were women and children.

“They abducted all of them by taking them to an unknown destination. They abandoned the bus in the village.”

The source described Akada-Banga as an agrarian community located north east of Bama in Amchaka District.