Militants kidnap over a dozen schoolchildren in Nigeria’s Borno state

Militants kill two people and abduct 20 children in Nigeria's Piyemi village near Chibok, which was shaken with kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls eight years ago

Nigeria, Africa

1/21/2022 9:30:00 PM

Militants kill two people and abduct 20 children in Nigeria 's Piyemi village near Chibok , which was shaken with kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls eight years ago

The militants razed part of the village, including a church, and burnt 10 vehicles in the three-hour-long attack in Piyemi village, near Chibok where Boko Haram militants abducted more than 200 schoolgirls eight years ago, residents say.

Militants have killed two people and kidnapped 20 children in Nigeria's Borno state.Daesh-affiliated ISWAP militants dressed in military uniforms started shooting and looting shops in the Piyemi village and setting homes on fire on Thursday, the residents and the community leader said on Friday.

"They shot dead two people and took away 13 girls and seven boys aged between 12 and 15," local resident Samson Bulus said.The militants who attacked from nearby Sambisa forest herded "the 20 kidnapped children into a truck they seized from the village and drove them into the forest", said another resident Silas John.

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Previous lessons where not learned. The Nigeria government is not doing much in terms of national security. They’re prioritizing marriage to the likes of China for their own selfish gains. There is no political will here. The sad part is women and children are abducted. MBuhari surely you know who is behind this abductions. Your government is failing the people of Chibok. NigeriaNews

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