Boko Haram Kidnap 40 Women As Ceasefire Fails

The purported ceasefire between the Federal Government and Boko Haram insurgents operating in the Northeast was,again, broken with reports of fresh abduction of 40 women in Wagga village of Adamawa State, last Saturday. Reports say a father,  Enoch Mark, to one of the over 200 students kidnapped earlier from Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, confirmed the latest incident. The AFP has been quoted to have reported that some military commanders at the battle fronts revealed they had not received orders to cease hostilities against the insurgents. This is contrary to an announcement, last Friday, by the Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, Alex Badeh, an Air Marshall, directing ground commanders to withhold fire. In what would  further confirm a breakdown of the said ceasefire, the Agency claimed witnesses told it federal troops from the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army Sunday evening engaged suspected insurgents in Damboa, Borno State. Another military officer was quoted to have confirmed another attack by the unrelenting Jihadist fighters at Sabon Gida, also in Borno. A day before the ceasefire was announced, the insurgents were said to have attacked and killed over 30 people and forcing dozens others to flee at Abadam, a town bordering Maiduguri and the Lake Chad. Similar hits from the insurgents where witnessed in Shaffa, a close cousin to Gworza, which Emir they killed last May. Eight people died from the Shaffa attack.

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