Boko Haram Kidnaps At Least 50 More, Emir Escapes With His Life

Abena Agyeman-Fisher August 15, 2014

Boko Haram Kidnapping
Earlier this week, Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram allegedly kidnapped and killed dozens of villagers and razed homes, according to the BBC.

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Due to reportedly poor communication, Boko Haram’s raid of the Doron Baga village on the shore of Lake Chad didn’t hit news outlets until late in the week, when villagers finally arrived in Maiduguri and talked with reporters.

However, the delay in communicating the events couldn’t erase what happened: 26 people were reportedly killed by the militant group and at least 50 villagers were abducted.

The kidnapped are said to include mostly women but also includes boys and girls, with the boys being allegedly targeted in order to replenish Boko Haram’s ranks.

Abducted Emir Escapes

Also on Sunday, Emir of Gwoza Alhaji Mohammed Idrissa Timta (pictured below), his district head, and a number Emir of Gwoza  Alhaji Mohammed Idrissa Timtaof other captives escaped from the Mandara Mountains of Gwoza, after being kidnapped the Tuesday before by the insurgents who attacked his town.

The Emir and his group reportedly made it to Madagali in Adamawa state.

According to the Guardian, the Emir will be taken to Yola in order to fly to Abuja, where he will be medically checked.

Afterward, he will be relocated to an undisclosed location.

Emir Timta was only placed in his post three months ago, after his father, Alhaji Idriss Shehu Timta, was murdered by Boko Haram in Kwajaffa, Adamawa State.


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Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: September 15, 2018


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