Suspected terrorist group Boko Haram have stepped up attacks and are said to have abducted 8 teenage girls between the age of 12 and 15 in Gwoza, 130 kilometres from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The militants raided Waranbe Village in Gwoza on Sunday night, taking over all the highways leading to Gwoza, according to the residents of the area.
Communications are very poor in the area, which explains why the news took several days to emerge, a BBC correspondent says.
“They were many, and all of them carried guns. They came in two vehicles painted in army colour. They started shooting in our village,” said Lazarus Musa, a resident of Warabe.
A police source, who could not be named, said the girls were taken away on trucks, along with looted livestock and food.
Over 200 school girls are still missing after being abducted on 14 April by Boko Haram who have publicly taken full responsibility for the abduction. See more on this: http://www.naijalivinguk.com/2014/05/boko-haram-admit-abduction-school-girls-video/