According to latest reports, No fewer than 60 women have now been confirmed abducted by Boko Haram militants from Wagga Mangoro and Garta villages in Adamawa State, north east Nigeria.
The abductions were carried out barely 24 hours after the Federal government announced a ceasefire agreement with the dreaded sect.
A resident of Garta, Mr Tizhe Kwada, told the Daily Trust newspaper that hundreds of militants stormed the village on motorcycles and vans on Saturday, burnt houses and abducted women and young girls.
Here is an excerpt of the Daily Trust report as related by Kwada:
“According to him, they conducted house-to-house searches for young women in Garta and forced relatives to collect N1,500 and kola nuts as bride price for any female taken. They slit the throat of three men and have since remained there, he added.
“The insurgents are still in the area. They slit the throats of three men in Garta and abducted many young women. We also heard from residents of Wagga that they killed two men and took 40 women away.”
“A community leader from Michika, Emmanuel Kwache, told newsmen in Yola that he got information on the attack from villagers who said the rampage was still on.”
According to sources, 40 of the women were abducted in Waga Mangoro while 20 were reportedly abducted in the Grata region of the state.