Dozens of displaced people abducted in Nigeria – Capital Radio Malawi
21 April, 2024

Dozens of displaced people abducted in Nigeria

Dozens of displaced people have been abducted by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in north-east Nigeria’s Borno State.

Officials say the victims were seized when they were collecting firewood in a forest.

It is not yet clear how many people are missing and exactly when they were taken.

Some local media reports say more than 300 were abducted – most of them women and girls but this has not been independently confirmed.

The AFP news agency was told 47 women were still missing.

Over the last 15 years, Islamist insurgents have carried out frequent attacks and mass abductions in north-east Nigeria, displacing two million people.

The incident comes after the Borno State government said almost all Boko Haram fighters were either dead or had surrendered to the authorities.

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