Boko Haram Islamist radicals have abducted 22 girls in two separate raids in northeastern Nigeria, the Daily Mail (British) website reports today (April 1, 2017).
In the first attack on March 30, the jihadists in pickup vans raided the village of Pulka near the border with Cameroon where they kidnapped 18 girls, aged 17 and under.
"They picked up four other girls who were fleeing the raid they came across in the bush outside the village," said a community leader who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals.
In October 2016, 21 of the 200 Chibok schoolgirls, who had been kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram troops, were freed. Most of the 200 schoolgirls became sex slaves and wives of Boko Haram troops, and many of the girls became pregnant and had babies.