In the course of the latest outrageous attack on Konduga, Borno state, Boko Haram insurgents not only killed scores of people, but also abducted 20 young girls from a local school.
Another source claims that the number of girls was 25.
The gunmen were said to be keeping the girls as hostages.
Dozens of Boko Haram fighters speeding along in trucks painted in military colors and armed with automatic weapons and explosives had stormed Konduga around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, burning houses and shooting fleeing villagers.
While visiting the town on Wednesday, Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima said, "About 60 to 70 percent of the town has been burnt down but we are willing to rebuild it", pledging to spend 100 million naira ($609,000) on emergency materials.