No fewer than Eighteen girls were abducted on Thursday near the border with Cameroon, while another four women were kidnapped close to Lake Chad
According to a local resident, the girls are likely to be forced into marriage with Boko Haram fighters.
The Boko Haram extremist group began large-scale attacks in northeastern Nigeria in 2009. In 2015, the group expanded its attacks into neighboring Niger, Cameroon and Chad.
About 26 million people in the Lake Chad region have been affected by the Boko Haram activities. An estimated 8.5 Nigerians are in need of humanitarian aid.