Daily trust/allafrica report: BY HAMZA IDRIS, 24 JUNE 2014Maiduguri — Over 60 girls have been abducted by the Boko Haram from Kummabza village of Damboa LGA of Borno State. Some of the girls abducted were between the ages of 3 and 12, Daily Trust heard.
Sources from the village said dozens of Boko Haram fighters armed with Ak47 rifles, rocket propelled grenades and explosive devices took over Kummabza on Wednesday, June 11, killing over 30 men and destroying public buildings including schools and telephone masts. They also took away foodstuff and domestic animals.
Information about the attack emerged yesterday after residents from the area reached Maiduguri and other towns in Adamawa State.
"Elderly men and women who could not flee while the siege lasted remained in the village till Saturday when the situation calmed down. There was no security presence in our village before and even during the onslaught, nobody came to rescue us," a source said.
Another resident who also fled to Maiduguri said the number of women kidnapped is more than 60.
"After taking over the village, the gunmen loaded almost 80 women in some of the trucks they came with and took them to an unknown destination. To me, what happened in Kummabza is worse than what happened in Chibok, even 3-year olds were taken away," he said.
Chairman of the LGA, Alamin Mohammed, did not pick calls and did not respond to a text message. At the time of filing this report, there was no official response from the police or the army.