There were indications on Thursday that members of the terrorist Islamic sect, Boko Haram, might have abducted about 100 young men from Doron Baga, a community in Borno State.
There were fears also that the abducted young men were being forcefully conscripted by the insurgents.
Our correspondent learnt that the victims were seized from Doron Baga during an attack, on Sunday, on the village, where at least 10 persons were allegedly killed.
A source, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, said the insurgents attacked the town on Sunday evening and took away some boys and young men.
It is believed that the abducted males might have been forcefully conscripted into terror activities of the insurgents.
Some of those that fled the area said in Maiduguri on Thursday that they had to flee the area because of the constant attack by insurgents.
One of them, Halima Alhaji Adamu, said six members of Hadejia community in Doron Baga were killed and about 100 young men were abducted on Sunday when the members of Boko Haram attacked the community, displacing many, most of whom had taken refuge in some parts of Borno and Yobe states.
The young woman, who spoke at a popular motor park in Maiduguri, said she was heading to Gashua in Yobe State with the surviving members of her family.
She said that she also lost her husband in the attack. She claimed that the insurgents were believed to have abducted the young men in order to forcefully conscript them.