Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents kidnap 8 more girls
Police and residents said Tuesday that suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped eight girls aged 12 to 15 from a village near one of their strongholds in northeast Nigeria overnight.
'They were many, and all of them carried guns.
They came in two vehicles painted in army colour. They started shooting in our village,' Lazarus Musa, a resident of Warabe, where the attack happened, reportedly said.
Also a police source, who elected for anonymity, said the girls were taken away on trucks, along with looted livestock and food.
The Islamist rebels are still holding more than 200 girls they abducted from a secondary school on April 14.
A man claiming to be the group's leader, Abubakar Shekau, appeared Monday in a video announcing he would sell his victims.
'I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah,' he said, according to a CNN translation from the local Hausa language.
'There is a market for selling humans. Allah says I should sell. He commands me to sell. I will sell women. I sell women.'