January 22, (THEWILL) – At least 15 girls have been reportedly abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Pemi village near Chibok Local Government Area of Borno state, following an attack on Thursday night.
The terrorists who razed down the community church, EYN NO 1 Pemi, also killed a local vigilante.
Local sources said those abducted were picked from houses around the church; adding that he girls are between the ages of 10 and 13.
Chibok local government is located in the southern axis of the State. Attacks have become very common in Chibok and environs, with many unreported.
Security sources have attributed the frequent attacks on Chibok area to its proximity to the Sambisa forest.
Sambisa has been a known base of the outlawed Boko Haram militia, loyal to the late Shekau.
Locals say attacks are more frequent during dry seasons as the terrain is more motorable for the insurgents.
“The mud during the rainy season impedes their movement which is why we were able to access our farms. But once the rain stops and everywhere becomes dry these attacks are common. We need help”, a local source told Channels Television via telephone.
In November the Commanding Officer of the 28 Task Force located in Chibok, Brig General Dzarma Zirkushu was killed in an ambush on his way to provide enforcement to troops in distress.