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ISWAP Kidnaps 45 Women in Northeastern Nigeria, Leaving Tensions High and Humanitarian Crisis Intensifying

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 6, 2024
45 Women Kidnapped by Terrorists in Northeast Nigeria

In northeastern Nigeria, a group of terrorists kidnapped 45 women in an attack near the border with Cameroon. The women were collecting firewood when they were ambushed by ISWAP, the Islamic State in West Africa Province. According to Muhammad Goni, leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), 45 out of the 60 women that were detained by ISWAP were kidnapped, while some were able to escape and return to the internally displaced people’s camp in Ngala.

The CJTF has been collaborating with the military to try and rescue the kidnapped women and engage in negotiations with the kidnappers. However, there has been no confirmation yet from Borno state police spokesperson, Nahum Kenneth, as there has been no response from the police. A military source, who wished to remain anonymous, confirmed the kidnapping but did not provide a specific number of hostages. More troops have been deployed to the area for a rescue operation.

Northeastern Nigeria has been a target for jihadist groups like Boko Haram and ISWAP for years. Both groups are aiming to establish an Islamic state in the region. The violence has caused significant casualties and displacement of people, with over 35,000 deaths and 2.7 million internally displaced persons in Nigeria and neighboring countries like Cameroon, Chad, and Niger as reported by UN and Nigerian government.

By Samantha Johnson

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