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20 women reportedly kidnapped in Borno, as military foils another attack, kills 50 militants

Published by Linda Ikeji on Tue, 10 Jun 2014

According to reports, suspected Boko Haram men kidnapped 20 women inGakin Fulani, a normadic settlement which is not too far from Chibok community yesterday Sunday June 8th.A member of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Alhaji Tar who spoke with Sahara Reporters, said the women were kidnapped along with three men who were there with them when the men arrived."We got the information that they went there, and took away the women at the time none of the males were there. The three young men they met there could not help the women, as the gunmen also ordered the three of them to enter the Hilux vans, and took all of them away.' he said. Continue...Meanwhile the military in a press release today said it foiled an attempted attack by the sect group in Adamawa and Borno state over the weekend, killing 50 of them and retrieved some dangerous weapons from them.The statement in part reads"Troops conducting (the) anti-terrorists campaign in North-Eastern Nigeria have successfully averted (an) attempted massive raid on villages in Borno, and Adamawa States, during the weekend. The terrorists who were on their way to attack selected communities, were ambushed by troops along Biita, in Borno State, on receiving (an) intelligence report of the terrorists' intention (s).'The attack was launched on the terrorists as they filed out of the forest to embark on their mission at about10pm on Saturday. Over 50 terrorists died in the fierce encounter that ensued, while 30 rifles, 36 Hand Grenades, 7 Machine guns, and 11 Rocket Propelled grenade tubes were captured by the troops. Also recovered from the terrorists were over 3,500 rounds of ammunition, 6 smoke grenade canisters, and locally fabricated guns as well as 4 vehicles used by the terrorists in the foiled attack.'The four soldiers who were wounded in the operation are currently receiving medical treatment in the military medical facility. (A) Cordon and search (effort) is ongoing in the general area.
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