Suspected Boko Haram gunmen have reportedly kidnapped 20 women from a settlement in Borno State, near the town of Chibok, where the Islamic militants abducted nearly 300 girls in April.
The terrorists forced the women to enter their vehicles at gunpoint in Garkin Fulani at midday on Thursday 5th, the Guardian reports.
Three men who tried to stop the kidnapping were also abducted.
The kidnappings happened just days after Boko Haram militants dressed as soldiers killed at least 200 civilians in villages in Borno State. The military help requested by the residents of the Gwoza local government district after they heard that militants were about to attack, did not arrive.
The attacks and kidnappings are part of Boko Haram’s campaign of cultural, religious and educational separatism. The militants activities have led to a critical time in Nigeria as they try to abolish western education and bring Sharia Law into force in Nigeria.