The Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram gained international infamy earlier this year after kidnapping almost 300 schoolgirls. According to subsequent reports, many were forced to convert to Islam and were allegedly shown on a video praising Allah.
This week, members of the same group are believed to have entered a village near where the first kidnapping occurred, ultimately capturing another 20 young girls and forcing them into a semitrailer.
The incident occurred in Garkin Fulani as villagers set up the local market. According to Nigerian sources, this is a common time for kidnappings to take place.
According to Amnesty International, another eight or more girls were taken about a month ago from the same region. Just two days before the latest kidnapping, reports indicate Boko Haram members captured two older women from yet another nearby village.
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