New reports have stated that at least 91 persons may have been abducted by suspected Islamic militants between Thursday and Sunday from the Kumanza,Yaga and Dagu, Damboa and Dagu, Damboa and Askira Uba Local Government Areas of Borno State, quoting local vigilante officials.
Four other villagers were killed while attempting to escape from their abductors, said Aji Khalil, Chairman, Sector 5 of the local vigilante group in Borno State.
“More than 60 women were among the villagers abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.
“Some suspected Boko Haram members invaded Kumanza, Yaga and Dagu villages and kidnapped 91 persons.
“More than 60 married women and young girls as well as children and young men were forcefully taken away by Boko Haram terrorits. Four villagers, who tried to escape were shot dead on the spot”, Khalil told Vanguard on telephone yesterday night.
“They went from one village to the other, killed about 30 people and took away many children and women,” another source told Vanguard, adding that hundreds of villagers around the area have now fled to Lassa to take refuge.
The attacks were not immediately known in Maiduguri because of the remoteness of the area. The affected villages are about 100 kilometres away from Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
There was no official confirmation either by the military or police in the state at press time.