Arabic AR Chinese (Simplified) ZH-CN English EN French FR German DE Japanese JA Portuguese PT Russian RU Spanish ES Ukrainian UK

Boko Haram slaughters Niger villagers, kidnaps 37 women in cross-border raid

Latest news

    View the original article: https://www.rt.com/news/395310-boko-haram-women-kidnapped/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=RSS

    Around forty women have been taken hostage after Boko Haram militants carried out a gruesome cross-border raid on a village in Niger. Security forces have launched an operation to find the captives.

    Jihadist Boko Haram fighters attacked the Ngalewa village Sunday evening, local authorities said. Riding camels, the terrorists slit the throats of the villagers and took dozens of women hostage.

    Read more

    ‘Deadliest terror group in the world’: The West’s latest gift to Africa

    ”Boko Haram elements… slit the throats of nine people… they took women, 37 women, and departed with them,” the governor of Diffa region, Laouali Mahamane Dan Dano, told state TV Tuesday. 

    “The defense and security forces are already in pursuit, and we hope that in the coming days these women will be found and freed,” the governor added.

    The governor said the village most likely became the target of the attack because of its resistance to jihadist rule.

    The mayor of the district, Abba Gata Issa, confirmed the nine dead, adding, that dozens of women and children had been kidnapped from the village which lies just 50 km across the Nigerian border, TV 360 Nigeria reported.

    The Nigeria-based Boko Haram is considered to be one of the deadliest terrorist groups in the world, on par with Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL). The terrorist formation has killed tens of thousands of people while displacing over two million since its insurgency campaign began in 2009.

    READ MORE: Boko Haram kills more people than ISIS as total hits historic high

    In a 2014 raid on a secondary school in the Nigerian town of Chibok, the notorious terror group kidnapped 276 schoolgirls, most of whom are still missing.

    In the same category are

    Kim remains skeptical about Washington’s security pledge upon de-nuclearization – Moon North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finds it hard to trust US President Donald Trump’s assertions that the US would not seek to undermine his rule after P...
    ‘I’d give it a D’: English teacher picks apart White House letter for ‘bad grammar’ After receiving a letter signed by US President Donald Trump, a retired English teacher checked its grammar and posted her corrections online, earning...
    Turkey & Gazprom agree on construction of land portion of Europe-bound Turkish Stream Russian state energy giant Gazprom and the Turkish government have reached a deal on the construction of the land-based part of the Turkish Stream bra...
    Russian tightrope walker stuns St. Petersburg as he crosses Neva River over open bridge (VIDEO) To mark the birthday of Russia’s ‘northern capital' of St. Petersburg, one daredevil crossed the Neva River balancing on a tightrope 40 meters (131 ft...
    Kazakhstan tries to get back $22bn in frozen assets Kazakhstan has asked an appeals court to overturn a decision that saw BNY Mellon freeze assets worth more than $22 billion held in the bank by the cou...
    Yulia Skripal looks so well everything Britain said about poisoning is in doubt – Putin The fact neither of those poisoned in Salisbury died and one seems to have recovered well after what Britain called an exposure to a Russian military-...

    Leave a comment

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *