Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly abducted 80 people after a raid in Cameroon.

“According to our initial information, around 30 adults, most of them herders, and 50 young girls and boys aged between 10 and 15 years were abducted,” a senior army officer deployed to the area told Reuters.

Three people were also killed in the invasion amid fears that the abducted children could be used as suicide bombers.

The attack was confirmed by Cameroon’s Information Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary to the Associated Press.

However, soldiers are said to have freed at least 20 of the captives taken by the terrorists.