20 Nigerian Women Have Been Abducted Close To Where The Schoolgirls Were Captured

Terrorists also captured three young men who tried to protect the women

Nigeria

by Fiona Byrne |
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As the search for several hundred Nigerian schoolgirls continues, a further 20 women have been kidnapped in the Northeast of the country, close to where the schoolgirls were kidnapped on April 15. The attackers are thought to be members of the terrorist group Boko Haram—the same group that abducted the schoolgirls.

The women were taken from a nomadic settlement on the afternoon of June 5, forced into vehicles at gunpoint and driven to an unknown location.

The attack happened when most of the men from the settlement were away. Three young males who tried to stop the women from being taken were also captured. The vehicles reportedly drove to a remote area of the Borno state.

Boko Haram is fighting to implement Sharia law which bans the education and advancement of women. Everyone from Malala, the schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, to President Obama has voiced their concerns about the terrorist group, but to date the 275 schoolgirls have not yet been rescued. A reason to revive#BringBackOurGirls perhaps?

Picture: Getty

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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