Boko Haram’s target this time was the town of Mafa, in the insurgency-hit Borno state. They attacked on Friday through Saturday, according to CNN.
The Mafa local government chairman was quoted as saying that the kidnapped children were aged 11 and above.
“In the past two days Boko Haram insurgents stormed Mafa and abducted 30 boys aged 13 and above and girls aged 11 and above,” Mafa local government chairman Shettima Maina said.
“They took them away to their base in the bush, and we believe they are going to use them as foot soldiers,” Maina said.
The chief of Mafa, Mallam Ashiekh Mustapha, said the kidnappers also stole 300 cows from the farming community in the raid.
Boko Haram’s kidnappings are becoming more frequent. Just last week, 60 women and girls were kidnapped from two villages by the insurgents. The fate of the 200-plus girls kidnapped from a school in Chibok still remains unknown.