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Zulum confirms abduction of 24 persons in Chibok

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has confirmed that 24 persons were kidnapped in recent attacks on Chibok local government area in the state.

Chibok became famous after the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram at a boarding secondary school in 2014.

The governor who paid a condolence visit to the town on Monday was told by residents that four persons were killed in the latest attack by Boko Haram, with 110 buildings razed.

A statement on Tuesday by the spokesman of the governor, Isa Gusau said his principal “was in Chibok town on Monday following a recent attack on three communities: Kawtakare, Korohuma and Pemi in the LGA.”

“The Governor met families of 22 women and two men abducted by Boko Haram/ISWAP during the attack,” the statement further revealed.

He said during the visit, Zulum invited relatives from the three affected communities made up of men and women and hosted them at the Government lodge in Chibok town.

Gusau said, “Insurgents had recently attacked Kawtakare on January 21, 2022, Pemi on January 14 after the previous one on Korohuma on December 30, 2021.”

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