Boko Haram Kidnaps 100 Young Men In Borno As Military Intercepts Mass Movement of 57 Youths



Boko Haram have kidnapped 100 young men in Doron Baga, a village in Borno State during an attack on the village on Sunday, August 10. According to Halima Alhaji Adamu, resident of the village who spoke with newsmen, said the sect killed at least 100 people and kidnapped 100 young boys and men during the attack.

“The attack was on Sunday, in my family they killed six people, I don’t know about the other families but the Hadaijawa community which I belong also had 100 of the men taken away by the insurgents.” she said.

She also revealed that she lost her husband during the attack. Meanwhile the Nigerian Army said they intercepted a mass movement of about 51 youths from Maiduguri to Abuja around 3am on Wednesday night. According to a statement by the Defence Headquarters, the youths, all packed in three 18-seater buses where travelling in company of a woman who said she was moving them to Abuja on the orders of the Borno state Government.

Officers of the Special Task Force are currently trying to unravel the motive for the movement of some youths from Maiduguri heading to Abuja at about 3am when they were accosted in Plateau State on Wednesday. Numbering about 51, the youths were under the guidance of a lady as they were being conveyed in 3 eighteen-seater mass transit buses when they were intercepted along Babale in Plateau state as they journeyed from Maiduguri to Abuja in the night.

During the interrogation that followed, they claimed they were being conveyed to Abuja on the directives of a Borno State Government official to meet their relatives for assistance in an economic empowerment programme. The official is yet to respond to series of efforts to verify the claims.

The issue is being investigated to ascertain the genuine mission of such a team of young persons moving in the night more so as they have made contradictory statements as to the sponsorship of their mission to Abuja. The
movement is being assessed in the light of the security situation and the suspicious claims of the
youths.

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