And in Borno state, more women are grabbed and enslaved.
Suspected Boko Haram militants have abducted at least 20 women close to where 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, eyewitnesses say.
The women were loaded on to vans at gunpoint and driven away to an unknown location in Borno state, they add.
The army has not commented on the incident, which occurred on the nomadic Garkin Fulani settlement on Thursday.
And Nigerian officialdom just shrugs and goes about its business?
The latest incident occurred close to where more than 200 schoolgirls were snatched from the remote Chibok town near the Cameroonian border on 14 April.
A member of a local vigilante group set up to resist such attacks said that in addition to the women, the militants also seized three men who had tried to stop the abduction.
“We tried to go after them when the news got to us about three hours later, but the vehicles we have could not go far, and the report came to us a little bit late,” Alhaji Tar said.
It’s a war of all against all.
On Monday, the military announced it had killed 50 insurgents in anti-terrorism operations in recent days and prevented further Islamist raids on villages in Borno and neighbouring Adamawa state.
It follows a wave of militant attacks on villages in recent days, with as many as 200 people feared killed in one attack alone in the remote Gwoza area of Borno state.
A world of bandits preying on village people; the childhood of the species; no law, no justice, no safety, no peace.