At least nine women were reportedly abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in attacks on farmlands around Bama within the last two days.
Bama, a local government headquarters in Borno State, is about 68 kilometres Southeast of Maiduguri, the state capital.
Those abducted comprise six women and three girls.
Sources said farmers are now scared of going to outskirts of their town to harvest crops.
It is customary in the state for women and grownup girls to participate in the harvest of crops like beans, millet and groundnuts grown by their male folks.
On Wednesday, three girls were abducted by unknown gunmen after setting out to fetch firewood in the nearby bushes of Bama town.
The gunmen who crept on the girls took them at gunpoint to unknown destination.
Just as the residents of the recently liberated town were coming to terms with the development, news reached the town on Thursday that six women out in the field harvesting crops were also abducted. Their man who accompanied them was also killed in the field.
An official of the Civilian-JTF, Ba’a Gonyi, who arrived Maiduguri from Bama, told PREMIUM TIMES that “there has been palpable tension in the town.”
“We are really petrified by the happening in Bama in the last 48 hours,” he said.