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Boko Haram Kidnaps 25 More Girls from Nigeria Town

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 24
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Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly captured at least 25 more girls during an attack in northeastern Nigeria. The militants reportedly came late in the night and forced all of the women and girls to go with them; the older women were later released but 25 girls were kept captive. 


Boko Haram terrorists already have nearly 200 girls in captivity that were abducted from a school in Chibok on April 14. The latest attack and kidnapping deflates parents’ hopes that the Nigerian government was coming closer to an agreement to free the abducted girls. 


Parent John Kwaghe lost three daughters in the most recent attack he said, “We are confused that hours after the so-called ceasefire agreement has been entered between the Federal Government and Boko Haram insurgents, our girls were abducted by the insurgents. We urge the government to please help rescue our daughters without further delay, as we are ready to die searching.”


Reuters reports that the Boko Haram is a group with many factions. It is therefore possible that the government has negotiated a ceasefire with one faction that has not translated to other factions. 



Publication date: October 24, 2014