The girls were abducted after midnight from a school in Chibok, on the edge of the Sambisa Forest that is an insurgent hideout, said Borno state police commissioner Tanko Lawan.
Gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school, then took off with at least 100 students, a State Security Service official said.
A local government official said he did not know how many of the girls have escaped but that “many” have walked through the bushes and back to Chibok. The girls were piled into the back of an open truck and, as it was traveling, some grabbed at low-hanging branches to swing off while others jumped off the slow-moving vehicle, he said. The two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to give information to reporters.
All schools in Borno state were closed three weeks ago because of an increasing number of attacks by militants, who have killed hundreds of students in the past year. But the young women — between 16 and 18 years old — were recalled to take their final exams, the local government official explained.
Islamic extremists have been abducting girls to use as cooks and sex slaves. (Continue Reading.)
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Nigeria: Muslims Abduct 100 Female Students
Muhammad allowed his followers to use female captives as sex slaves. Nearly fourteen centuries later, Muhammad's followers are still using female captives as sex slaves. Yet I'm condemned as a "racist" and an "Islamophobe" for objecting. Strange world we live in.