by Kolapo Olapoju
On Thursday, 14 August, it was reported by Punch that some members of Boko Haram, have possibly abducted about 100 young men from Doron Baga, Borno State.
The report states that the victims were kidnapped from Doron Baga during an attack on the village, which happened on the evening of Sunday, 10 August, and at least 10 persons were reportedly killed during the ambush.
It is widely believed that Boko Haram carried out the abduction for the sole purpose of forcefully enlisting them to become their members and carry out terror activities with them.
Several members of the community had escaped from the area as a result of the incessant attack of the terrorist Islamic sect.
One such persons, a certain ‘Halima Alhaji Adamu, disclosed that six members of Hadejia community in Doron Baga were killed and about 100 young men were abducted on Sunday when the members of Boko Haram attacked the community, displacing many, most of whom had taken refuge in some parts of Borno and Yobe states.
Since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Nigeria, the Boko Haram issue has been seemingly pushed to the back burner, which has inadvertently given the insurgents ample room to operate and cause terror uninhibited.