Boko Haram Abducts 16 Females In Adamawa
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, (THEWILL) – Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have abducted about 14 women and two girls in Sabongari village in Madagali Local Government of Adamawa state.
Confirming the incident, Hon. Adamu Kamale, representing Michika/ Madagali Federal constituency, was saddened by the development.
“I just received the shocking news to the effect that about 16 women have been abducted by Boko Haram,” he said.
“We have been witnessing pockets of attacks contrary to the belief that security has been fully restored in the area. As a member of the National Assembly, I have been calling for the deployment of security personnel but to no avail as the government seems to have relegated our concerns to the background.”
Similarly, the Police Public Relations Officer of Adamawa, Othman Abubakar, disclosed that the command deployed officers to the affected area immediately it was notified about the incident.
He revealed that the police was working “round the clock to track down the abducted women and girls.”
Reports gathered by THEWILL sources reveal that the women were abducted on Wednesday in a forest near Sabongari while they were fetching firewood.
The women were in company of two local vigilante operatives, who were overwhelmed by gunmen and ran away for fear of their lives.
“On sighting the gunmen who came in their numbers and were carrying dangerous weapons, the vigilante men took to their heels for the fear of being gunned downed by the rampaging assailants,” the source disclosed.
However, two women managed to escape the abductors by pretending to have drowned but are in a state of trauma over the way they were mistreated by the abductors.
Story by David Oputah