Police rescue soldier, 15 others abducted by Boko Haram in Borno
Operatives of the Borno State Police Command rescued a soldier and 15 travellers abducted by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists on Maiduguri-Damaturu road.
The soldier, a Lance Corporal, is attached 4 Battalion, Marte.
The state police spokesman, ASP Sani Kamilu, said the incident occurred around Yanakiri and Kondori villages when insurgents in about 20 gun trucks ambushed the motorists.
“They were intercepted and being abducted to the bush by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists.
“The crack team of the police in collaboration with the Police Rapid Response Squad on getting the information pursued the suspected terrorists into the bush.
“After an exchange of fire, the victims were rescued due to the superior firepower and techniques by the police operatives,” Kamilu said.
He however said three of the travellers were still missing.