Monday, August 22

Boko Haram kills 10, abducts 13 near Chibok

Boko Haram Islamists have reportedly killed 10 people and abducted 13 others in a raid on a village near the Chibok town where the militants kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in 2014.

Armed jihadists rode on motorcycles invaded Kubrrivu at dawn on Saturday, firing on the residents as they were sleeping, looting and burning homes before fleeing into the bush with 13 women and children seized from the village.

"The Boko Haram attackers rode on four motorcycles, three on each, and opened fire on the village as residents slept," said Luka Damina, a resident of nearby Kautikeri village where Kubrrivu residents fled to safety following the attack.
"They burnt down the whole village after looting food supplies and livestock and taking away women and children," Damina said.

Ayuba Alamson, a community elder in Chibok, some 20 kilometres away, confirmed the attack, saying 13 people were abducted in the raid.

"After killing 10 people and burning the entire village, the gunmen made away with 13 people, including seven women, five boys and a girl," Alamson said.

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