Even as talks are ‘reportedly’ ongoing on a possible cease fire agreement and release of kidnapped school girls with the Nigerian government and the dreaded Islamic sect, it seems the spate of kidnappings especially as it concerns young girls goes unabated.
Nigeria’s Leadership Newspaper is reporting that Boko Haram insurgents have launched an offensive in Waga Mongoro village sandwiched between Gwoza town of Borno State and Madagali town of Adamawa state where they abducted about 45 girls, local sources in the area disclosed.
According to sources who do not want their names mentioned, the Madagali area in Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria has been under the control of Boko Haram insurgents and Wednesday’s abduction comes as no surprise.
Recall that on the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. Responsibility for the kidnappings was claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria.
As of October 22, 2014, more than 200 students were still missing. Boko Haram has said that it wants to sell the girls.
The Nigerian government has been heavily criticised for failing to protect the population and end Boko Haram terrorist actions.