Kerry: US Will Support Nigeria to Rescue Abducted Girls

seek geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Authorities have revealed that suspected Boko Haram gunmen have abducted eight girls aged between 12 and 15 years from Warabe village near their strongholds in Northeast part of the country.

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A police source said the girls were taken away in trucks, along with looted livestock and food.

“They were many, and all of them carried guns. They came in two vehicles painted in army colour. They started shooting in our village,” recounted Lazarus Musa, an area resident.

On Monday April 14, 2014, the Boko Haram attacked a secondary school in North Eastern Nigeria, abducted 234 girls and took them to their base in the Sambisa Forest.

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry, has condemned the latest abduction affirming that “US will support Nigeria to bring back the abducted girls”.


“Kidnapping of kids by Boko Haram is an unconscionable crime. US will support Nigeria to bring back the girls and hold perpetrators accountable,” Kerry said in a social media message.

The abduction of school girls by rebels is not alien to many African countries; Uganda has had her own share.

On October 10, 1996, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) under Joseph Kony abducted 139 secondary school girls from ST. Mary’s College boarding school in Aboke, Northern Apac District.

Some were recovered, others were raped and killed while others got lost in the forest.

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