By Terry Odenigbo
Suspected Boko Haram militants have kidnapped eight more girls in northeastern Nigeria.
The latest kidnapping happened on Sunday night in the village of Warabe, in Borno state. The girls taken were between the ages of 12 and 15.
On Monday, Boko Haram’s leader threatened to “sell” more than 230 girls seized from their school, also in Borno, on 14 April.
The Islamist insurgency by Boko Haram has left thousands dead since 2009.
The gunmen arrived in two trucks and also seized animals and food from the village.
Communications are very poor in the area, which explains why the news took several days to emerge, our correspondent says.
Residents from a nearby town told AFP that they feared Boko Haram would target them next.
Protesters took to the streets of Abuja on Tuesday, calling for the girls taken on 14 April to be released
“We in Gwoza are also living in fear because of the kidnap of eight girls in Warabe,” Peter Gambo said.
“We have no security here. If the gunmen decide to pick our own girls, nobody can stop them” he said.
Warabe is also close to the Sambisa forest, where the first group of schoolgirls is thought to have been taken.
Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau released a video on Monday confirming that his group had abducted them.
“God instructed me to sell them, they are his properties and I will carry out his instructions,” he said.
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