Nigerian schoolgirls still missing; 20 more women taken

9 June 2014 – (Photo is of schoolgirls in a destroyed school). Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement in north-east Nigeria near the town of Chibok, where the Islamic militants abducted nearly 300 girls in April, most of whom are still missing.
Alhaji Tar, a member of one of the vigilante groups set up to resist Boko Haram’s attacks, said the men arrived in Garkin Fulani at midday on Thursday and forced the women to enter their vehicles at gunpoint.
The group also kidnapped three young men who tried to stop the abduction, and drove to an unknown location in the remote stretch of Borno state, he said.
Boko Haram, which wants to set up an Islamic state in Nigeria, has increased the number of attacks in recent months, with civilians bearing the brunt of the violence.
Schoolgirls stand in a Maiduguri classroom burnt by Boko Haram in May

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