No fewer than 20 women were killed by members of the deadly Boko Haram Islamic sect on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in witchcraft
According to reports available to NIGERIACRIME, the armed men abducted the women from Gwoza community in Borno, northeastern Nigeria.
Explaining why the women were killed a military source said the children of a Boko Haram commander, identified as Ali Ngulde died so the women were labelled witches before their murder.
The source stated that, “Boko Haram commander, Ali Ngulde slaughtered about 20 women by slitting their throats after accusing them of being witches in Borno.
“About 40 of them were abducted last week, over 10 were slaughtered in Gwoza town last Thursday and more than 10 were killed during the weekend.
“The women were all suspected of witchcraft after the sudden death of the children of the jihadist group’s commander.”
In January 2022, members of the terrorist group invaded the police mobile training school in the Limankara in the Gwoza local government area of Borno State. Some were abducted in the process.
The training school is about 25 kilometres from Gwoza town, the hometown of Senator Ali Ndume, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Army.