Boko Haram Takfiri militants in Nigeria have reportedly abducted 91 people during recent attacks against three villages in the northeastern regions of the country.
More than 60 women were among those abducted by the militants during their attacks against the villages of Kumanza, Yaga and Dagu in Borno State on June 19, Bloomberg reported.
According to Abba Aji Khalil, the chairman of a vigilante group in Borno, four villagers were killed when they tried to escape from the militants.
The abductions remained unknown until Monday due to the remoteness of the area. There is no official confirmation or denial of the accident, yet.
On April 14, the Takfiri militants kidnapped 276 female students from their secondary school in the town of Chibok in Borno. The abduction of the schoolgirls from their dormitory triggered global condemnations. Reports say 57 of the girls managed to escape, but 219 are still missing and international efforts to spot and rescue them are still ongoing.
The Nigerian government has been under intense pressure by many people around the globe, especially the girls’ families, to secure their release.
Boko Haram, whose name means “Western education is forbidden,” says its goal is to overthrow the Nigerian government.