Boko Haram has abducted over 20 females in Lassa, Borno State, and most of them are reportedly young girls.
According to Sahara Reporters, the insurgents abducted the victims during an invasion on the town last Wednesday.
An eyewitness told reporters that hundreds of terrorists stormed the town with heavy weaponry, including explosives and tanks.
“They burnt almost half of the town before they left. Those of us who were lucky fled, but they massacred aged ones and younger men they could catch,” said the eyewitness.
According to him, the people in the town had incessantly appealed to security operatives to deploy more troops to the area, but their demands were ignored. He also stated that the insurgents had been trying to gain access to the town since late November, but local fighters had been able to keep them away, until they were overpowered last Wednesday.