Over the weekend, the Islamic militant terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 30 children from a village in Northern Nigeria. According to reports from the region, the group of both boys and girls may be used as soldiers for the insurgent group who has terrorized the nation for nearly five years. Though they have reportedly denied that they are responsible, the abductions fit the group’s pattern of violence. Earlier in the week, they raided another village, set buildings on fire and killed 17 people.

A week prior, they stormed two predominantly Christian villages, abducting 60 women. The recent violence followed an apparent ceasefire and an agreement from Boko Haram officials to release the more than 200 girls they kidnapped earlier in the year, sparking the international #BringBackOurGirls campaign. The release or further adherence to the ceasefire terms now seems very unlikely. A local chief in the region told CNN that the Nigerian military has done little to stop recent violence …