According to recent reports, 16 female residents of Adamawa State were abducted Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by suspected Boko Haram militants.
The Nigerian Police force and local officials have confirmed the abduction. Local sources said some of the women were taken from a nearby bush where they went in search of firewood, while others were seized from a nearby river while fishing.
A local source said two women managed to escape the abductors by pretending to have drowned, ”The two women who are in real state of trauma told us that the suspected Boko Haram insurgents had a field day carting away the women when their escorts ran away for their dear lives”.
He said two vigilante operatives who escorted the women to the bush fled on sighting the heavily armed men, who arrived in good numbers.
The Police Public Relations Officer of Adamawa, Othman Abubakar, said on learning about the development, the command deployed officers to the affected area.