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Boko Haram kills 10 near Chibok, abducts 13 women and children

Boko Haram kills 10 near Chibok, abducts 13 women and children

Nigeria

The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram has killed ten people and kidnapped 13 women and children at a village near Chibok on Saturday.

According to the residents of Kubrrivu who spoke to AFP, the Boko Haram fighters arrived in the village on Saturday night and opened fire while they were sleeping. They looted and burned homes before kidnapping 13 women and children.

“The Boko Haram fighters were on four motorcycles, (and) three on each, and fired on houses while people were sleeping,” reported Damina Luka, resident of a nearby village.

They burned everything, after stealing food stocks and livestock, and abducting women and children.

“They burned everything, after stealing food stocks and livestock, and abducting women and children,” he added.

Ayuba Alamson, a community leader at Chibok, located 20 kilometers away, confirmed to AFP that 13 people were abducted in the attack.

“Of the 13 people, there were 7 women, 5 boys and a girl,” he added.

In April 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 teenage girls from Chibok provoking a widespread outrage in Nigeria and around the world. Fifty-seven of them managed to escape soon after their abduction.

In 2014, the village of Kubrrivu was totally destroyed in a previous attack by the group displacing residents.

A year later, the Nigerian army took control of the territory and residents rebuilt their homes.

Despite numerous military victories since the Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took over power in 2015, many communities in northeastern Nigeria remain under control of the Islamist sect.

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