Breaking News: Boko Haram Insurgents Abduct 100 Youths,Kill At Least 10 People;Nigeria Military Intercepts 51 Youths Moving From Maiduguri To Abuja In The Company Of A Woman

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Boko haram membersBORNO: Members of the dreaded Islamic sect Boko Haram on Sunday August 10th abducted 100 young men in Doron Baga a village in Borno State.

  Halima Alhaji Adamu,a resident of the area disclosed the information while speaking with journalists.Halima said that at least 10 people were also killed in the process.She also said 6 people as well as her husband were killed in her family.

"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 abducted by the insurgents.”

In another development, at around 3am on Wednesday, 51 youths moving from Maiduguri to Abuja were intercepted by the Nigerian military.The men were moving in a company of a woman who claimed she was moving them to Abuja on the orders of Borno state government.


Find a Press statement released by the Defence Headquarters below....

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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