Terrorist kills 17-year-old vigilante, kidnaps 6 girls in Chibok

Terrorist kills 17-year-old vigilante, kidnaps 6 girls in Chibok
Terrorist kills 17-year-old vigilante, kidnaps 6 girls in Chibok

Only a few days after the eighth anniversary of the kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State’s southernmost hamlet, gunmen from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) kidnapped six additional girls from the region.

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram gunmen stormed Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok and abducted 276 schoolgirls who were preparing for their final year exams.

On Wednesday of this week, an interfaith prayer session was conducted on the grounds of the GGSS Chibok as part of celebrations commemorating the eighth year anniversary of the 2014 kidnapping.

One vigilante member is also believed to have been slain in the new attack on the neighbourhood on Sunday evening.

According to reports, the ISWAP rode utility vehicles and motorbikes into Yimir Mugza hamlet and started fire, causing people to run into the bushes.

According to a top security source, the assailants killed a 17-year-old vigilante named Godwin after stealing four vehicles, tricycles, cattle, and food.

According to the source, who did not want to be identified for security concerns, four of the stolen girls belonged to the same family. According to the source, this is the fourth time the village has been assaulted by rebels since 2014, when 276 schoolgirls were abducted from Chibok.

According to the source, the incident had been reported to security services by press time, despite the fact that a detachment of troops had been posted in the area.

Meanwhile, Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has stated that insecurity in Nigeria is greater than it was in 2015, when President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) assumed power.

He urged the federal government to redouble its efforts to tackle instability, particularly in the country’s north.

The governor of Bayelsa announced this yesterday when welcoming the chiefs of the state’s security services on separate courtesy visits to the government house in Yenagoa.

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