Friday, November 14, 2014

Boko Haram Seizes Chibok, Hometown of Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Boko Haram has seized the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok, from where 276 girls were kidnapped more than six months ago and which the government vowed to secure after the mass abduction.

The April 14 kidnapping in the impoverished town in southern Borno state brought unprecedented global attention to the armed Islamist group's brutal five-year uprising.
Boko Haram Seizes Chibok, Hometown of Kidnapped Schoolgirls
A screengrab taken on October 2, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows the group's leader, Abubakar Shekau.
"Chibok was taken by Boko Haram. They are in control," said Enoch Mark, a Christian pastor whose daughter and niece are among the hostages being held.

Mark and the senator for southern Borno, Ali Ndume, said the militants attacked at about 4:00 pm (1500 GMT) on Thursday, destroying communications masts and forcing residents to flee.

Ndume said that he had received calls from fleeing residents about the attack that the town "was now under their (Boko Haram) control".

"There is no telephone service now in Chibok, which is why it took time before the reports reached me," he added.
Culled from Yahoo! News
Photo Credit: AFP

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