Sunday, 21 August 2016
Boko Haram strikes again abducts women and children
The fight against Boko Haram seems not have ended
The terrorists sect attacked Kubrrivu village in Borno, abducting women and children
During the raid, ten persons were killed
Ten people have been killed and 13 others abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in a raid on a village near Chibok, Borno state.
Locals told AFP that the sect members invaded Kubrrivu at dawn on Saturday, August 20, firing sporadically.
They were said to have looted and burnt houses, after which they fled into the bush with 13 women and children abducted from the village.
Luka Damina, a resident of nearby Kautikeri village where Kubrrivu residents fled to safety following the attack said: “ The Boko Haram attackers rode on four motorcycles, three on each, and opened fire on the village as residents slept.
“They burnt down the whole village after looting food supplies and livestock and taking away women and children.”
Confirming the incident, Ayuba Alamson, a community elder in Chibok, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) away said 13 people were abducted in the raid.
He said: “ After killing 10 people and burning the entire village, the gunmen made away with 13 people, including seven women, five boys and a girl .”
Boko insurgents had attacked Kubrrivu in 2014, forcing residents to flee. They returned a year later to rebuild their homes after Nigerian troops succeeded in recovering majority of the territories from deadly sect.
Kubrrivu is a village near the north east Nigerian town of Chibok where the militants kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls in 2014.
Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for series of attacks in the north eastern region, which has left thousands killed and millions displaced.
In the early hours of Saturday, the terrorist sect attacked in Kuruburu village of Damboa local government area of Borno, killing seven persons.