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Bama Army Barracks Attack: Boko Haram Kidnapped Soldiers’ Wives & Children

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Bama Army Barracks Attack: Boko Haram Kidnapped Soldiers’ Wives & Children

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December 21, 2013 – Bama Borno Army Barracks Attack: Boko Haram Kidnapped Soldiers’ Wives & Children

Hours after brutal attacks carried out by Boko Haram militants on army barracks in Bama, Borno state, more detail is now emerging about the damaged caused by the dreaded Islamists.

The terrorists launched a sudden raid on Nigeria’s military barracks in Bama Borno state yesterday after sneaking into the country through Cameroon border.

The militants reportedly kidnapped wives and children of soldiers during the 4-hour attack on the barracks located in the border town with Cameroon.

The number of their hostages has not been given by the military authorities, but agency report said the embarrassed military has surrounded the village of Abbaram, near Bama, where they thought the Boko Haram fighters are holding their captives. Boko Haram fighters stormed the barracks in the town of Bama early on Friday, spraying it with bullets before torching the compound.

Several Bama residents told AFP the insurgents also abducted the soldiers’ wives and children during the attack.

Bama residents said the Boko Haram gunmen fled to the nearby village of Abbaram after the attack, where the military sent hundreds of troops on Saturday.

“The soldiers have besieged the village and more troops are deploying in hundreds,” said Ibrahim Idris.

“Nothing is happening yet but from the huge number of troops deploying and the large number of Boko Haram in the village one can imagine what may happen”.

Karim Bunu, who also lives in Bama, described Abbaram as a village of some 250 people.

“We are afraid of what will happen to the people of Abbaram because whichever way one looks at it, they are facing a serious security threat,” he told AFP.

A third resident, who requested anonymity, said the Islamists were holding in Abbaram the “women and children of soldiers,” who had been kidnapped during the Friday attack, in an account supported by both Idris and Bunu.

In November, Human Rights Watch reported that Boko Haram has increasingly used kidnappings as a tactic, abducting scores of women and children this year.

After staging an attack on the military, the insurgents typically flee to far away camps to evade pursuing troops, but their escape was slowed on Friday by fighter jets which dropped bombs on the major routes leading out of Bama, according to the military and witnesses.

“I counted 18 burnt all-terrain vans belonging to the Boko Haram gunmen pulverised by military jets,” said the unnamed resident, who identified himself as a member of a military-backed vigilante force which has formed in the northeast to fight the insurgents.

Air force jets continued to fly over the region on Saturday, residents said.

The Bama attack was the second major Islamist assault on the army this month, casting further doubt on official claims that the rebels have been weakened by a seven-month-old military offensive in the northeast.

During their 4-year assault on Nigeria, several people have died. The group’s number one aim is to Islamize Nigeria.

Boko Haram has been placed on US terrorists watch list.

[Sources: PM News, AFP]



  1. Ladi Ismaila

    December 21, 2013 at 8:34 PM

    if care is not taken, they will start using these women and children as suicide bombers

  2. bezo

    December 21, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    I commend BH for this bold move let Nigeria military prove themselves now

    • UCHE IKE

      December 23, 2013 at 8:19 AM

      @Bezo, how am i sure u are not a member of boko haram?

    • enikan

      December 27, 2013 at 4:55 PM

      I am very sure u are part of this terrorists

  3. Bulaun Bernard Tyozenda

    December 21, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    OBJ sggests carrot & stick approach,could that be the way out? Time shall tell.

  4. Ojasope Glory

    December 21, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    I feel for those women and children this is totally uncalled for

  5. Ake

    December 21, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    @ Bezo You are so dorm . Boko haram adopts gorrilla attacks; so it not a war to test any military might

  6. derrick from south africa

    December 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    I think your country will need international forces to combat these terrorist

  7. Gentle

    December 21, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    “Behold, I am sending for many fishers, say the LORD, and they shall catch them; and afterwards I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out the clefts of the rocks. For my eyes are upon all their ways; they are not hid from me, nor is their iniquity concealed from my eyes. And I will doubly recompense their iniquity and sin, because they have polluted my land with their blood sucking religion (IsIamic) and have filled my inheritance with their abominations.” says the LORD.

  8. annonymous

    December 21, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    @gentle go and read ur bible very well again it must av says where people like u who twist the bible 2 suit there own selfish claims are going. Muhammad(SAW) came b/4 Jesus(AS),ko? Olodo.

  9. abiodun tajudeen

    December 22, 2013 at 6:02 AM

    @annoymous u r totaly ryt..jst fink wel in orda way round u cnt blame Gentle..may Allah 4gv h!m cos he dose’t kno d implication of wat he hs say..

  10. guch

    December 22, 2013 at 6:34 AM

    @abiodun.shut up n tel me d implication cos gentle is ryt.blood suckin religion

  11. blaze_boy

    December 22, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    One thing that pains me a lot is claiming that islam is peace while the Boko n alqueda n other insurgents keep on bombing innocent ppl @abiodun n anonymous pls stfu n gtfo fools

  12. fernandez

    December 23, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    who told you that muhammed came before jesus?@annoyingmus.. i dont criticize any religion even paganism but what good is it when a religion of peace is purportedly killing hundreds in the name of religion. and BEZO, ur name should be BOZO cuz thats what you are. hw can u say u r in support of the killings of scores of people just to test the strenght of the army? pple like u just make nonsense comments in the name of ” because people are commenting, let me comment too”

  13. Damian

    May 8, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    UsA and uk are here now tanks for ur advice

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