Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday abducted three officers of the Nigeria Customs Services during an attack on Geidam, a town in Yobe State near the Nigerian border with Niger Republic.
The terrorists had attacked the town late Tuesday evening.
Sources disclosed that they took away the officers after driving into the town through the Geidam – Maine – Sorowa road.
The officers were stationed at a checkpoint on the road when the insurgents swooped on them, a source said.
The police spokesperson in the state, Dungus Abdulkarim confirmed the Tuesday attack on Geidam but said he has no comment on the customs abduction.
Mr Abdulkarim said no casualty was recorded in the attack but said the terrorists burnt an ambulance of the General Hospital, Geidam, and looted a shop.
He said police officers informed him that the insurgents were engaged in a gun battle by Nigerian ground and air forces who deployed a fighter jet to repel the insurgents.