B’Haram kidnaps 400 women in Damask

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Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 400 women and children from the Nigerian town of Damasak that was freed this month by troops from Niger and Chad, Reuters quoted residents as saying on Tuesday. There was no immediate official confirmation of the figure, but the Islamist group has previously carried out mass kidnappings. Boko Haram in April 2014 adopted over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok. “They (insurgents) took 506 young women and children (in Damasak). They killed about 50 of them before leaving. We don’t know they killed others after leaving, but they took the rest with them,” a trader called Souleymane Ali told Reuters in the town. Troops of the African joint force last week found the bodies of at least 70 people in an apparent execution site under a bridge leading out of Damasak, where the streets remained strewn with debris and burnt-out after the fighting. Ali said his wife and three of his daughters were among those seized. “Two of them were supposed to get married this year. (Boko Haram) said ‘They are slaves so we’re taking them because they belong to us,’” he said. Mohamed Ousmane, another trader, said the militants took his two wives and three of their children. A 40-year-old resident who gave her name as Fana said fighters had rounded up captives in the main mosque before taking them out of town. She said she saved her two children by hiding them in her house.


  1. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    March 25, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Again? Ah! This is getting Unbearable.
    Who will safe us from this people? God we need your help oooo

  2. Grace Aigbokhae

    March 25, 2015 at 6:35 am

    Dear Lord we need your intervention.

  3. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    March 25, 2015 at 6:36 am

    Eyaa this people re really out to destroy life,God pls come to our rescue even the soldiers cannot fight them without ur help God pls help us oh.

  4. Sandra Chinasa Deborah

    March 25, 2015 at 6:37 am

    Oh no! Not again. Are they multiplying? 400 women? God what is happening

  5. Eunice Aigbokhae

    March 25, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Not again

  6. Tyra Bello

    March 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    This is Really unfortunate and sad

  7. Louis Offor

    March 25, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    It is whenever we think we’re already winning this nasty war against the Boko Haram insurgency, that such a thing would normally happen. Why? What sins have the people committed? Why are they made to bear and go through such torment? Why? Will it ever stop? These terrorist group called Boko Haram are real devils and very daring. Imagine 400 people being kidnapped? And the worst of all…no one is even too sure of those figures. This is pretty ugly!

  8. Ndubuisi Oscar

    March 25, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    This is quit an ugly incident, we are not yet out on the chibok girls that had been kidnapped since, now another 400 people have been kidnapped. What is happening to our security agencies. na wah oo.