Boko Haram Kidnaps 40 Girls In Madagali Adamawa, Debunks Ceasefire Agreement
Oct 23, 2014 – Boko Haram Kidnaps 40 Girls In Madagali Adamawa State, Debunks Ceasefire Agreement
According to Daily Sun, 40 ladies were reportedly abducted from Waga Mongoro District of Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
The villages affected included Mbororo, Moda, Kwabapale, Villag, Wa, Vi, Boka, Tilli, Murvwa, Wurogayandi, Mai and Wandu. Others are Futu, Yambele and Wat.
Sources disclosed that the insurgents are also forcefully recruiting people everyday.
The insurgents invaded the district last Saturday, through to Tuesday, making residents to flee to Yola, about 358km away and nearby local government headquarters not affected by insurgency.
The insurgents first invaded Waga, the district headquarters last Saturday night. The town borders Gwoza in Borno State. They burnt houses while residents fled to relatively safe places away.
The insurgents were also said to have used the abducted ladies as human shields during counter attacks by the Nigerian troops.
Two residents who escaped to Yola, told Daily Sun that they passed through bushes to avoid being attacked by Boko Haram.
Titus and Ayuba said they preferred being in the bush than to going back their villages as their houses were destroyed while foodstuffs, animals and other belongings were carted away by the rampaging insurgents.
According to them, insurgents also stormed some villages in Michika Local Government Area in the wee hours of Tuesday through the road leading to Sambisa:
“After they finished their onslaught, they escaped through the same route. When they came into the town, they rounded up about 40 girls and put them into the trucks they came with and carted away foodstuffs, household items and domestic animals before razing our houses.”
A victim, Matthew, who is taking refuge in Yola, disclosed that his relative “who is currently trapped in the bush,” told him that he heard the insurgents debunking the ceasefire agreement reached with the Federal Government.
He stressed that the insurgents said their commitment to ensure the sustenance of Islamic codes can never be truncated by the propagand: “When they struck, we heard them chanting anti-govenment slogans to the effect that they were not party to any ceasefire agreement.”
[Reported By David Molomo, Daily Sun]