Adamawa - Few hours after the leader of Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau allegedly asked his members to embrace peace, 16 women and girls have been abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in Adamawa state.
Police said a team of officers had been deployed to the area to search for the abducted persons.
Those abducted include 14 women and two girls. They were seized in Sabongari Madagali, in Madagali Local Government of the state, a federal lawmaker representing the area said.
Local sources said some of the women were taken from a nearby bush where they went in search of firewood.
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Others were seized from a nearby river while fishing.
A source said two women managed to escape the abductors by pretending to have drowned.
Confirming the incident, the member representing Michika/ Madagali Federal constituency, Adamu Kamale, said, “I just received the shocking news to the effect that about 16 women have been abducted by Boko Haram.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Adamawa, Othman Abubakar, said on learning about the development, the command deployed officers to the affected area.
He said police were working “round the clock to track down the abducted women and girls”.
- News 24