Boko Haram members on Thursday
abducted 22 girls and women in two
separate raids in north-east Nigeria.
The jihadists raided the village of Pulka
near the border with Cameroon where they
kidnapped 18 girls in the first attack.
‘Boko Haram fighters from Mamman
Nur camp arrived in pickup vans
around 6am and seized 14 young
girls aged 17 and below while
residents fled into the bush,’ a Pulka
community leader told Newsmen.
‘They picked four other girls who
were fleeing the raid they came
across in the bush outside the
village,’ said the community leader
whose name was withheld for
The second raid happened outside the
village of Dumba, close to Lake Chad. The
jihadists killed a herdsman who was trying
to escape, after refusing to pay protection
money, said Adamu Ahmed, a member of
an anti-Boko Haram militia.
‘When the Boko Haram gunmen came
for the money they realised he had
left with everything and they decided
to go after him on their motorcycles,’
Ahmed said. ‘They caught up with
him near Dumba where they
slaughtered him and shot dead 50 of
‘They took four women from the
man’s family and the rest of the
herd,’ he said.
A resident who confirmed the raid said the
girls were likely to end up as brides of the
Boko Haram fighters.