The uproar generated by news of the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State has barely subsided than reports have indicated that another eight teenage girls, between the ages of 12 to 15 have been taken by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Warabe village of Gwoza Local government area of Borno.
The gunmen reported carted away foodstuff and livestocks belonging to the villagers in the northeastern state before fleeing into the bush with their victims.
Gwoza is about 160 kilometres from Maiduguri the state capital. The council had been a hotbed of terrorist attacks in recent times.
A resident of Warabe village, Mallam Bello Umar, who confirmed the latest development in a telephone chat with Vanguard, noted that he was a resident of the village before he ran and settled in Gwoza following the increasing cases of Boko Haram attacks in Warabe and other surrounding villages in Gwoza council area.
“A group of terrorists invaded Warabe village on Sunday night, abducted 8 of our teenage girls before carting away with our foodstuffs and livestock.
“As I am talking to you know, I have ran to Gwoza council headquarters, and even in Gwoza, we are restricted around the council secretariat due to the fear of the terrorists. The situation is so pathetic as almost all Gwoza people including villagers who came for safety are only restricted in a safer zone close to the council secretariat where there is enough presence of security personnel”, Bello said.
The military authorities and Borno State government are yet to confirm or deny the latest episode of abduction of young girls by Boko Haram insurgents.