ISWAP terrorists abduct another set of passengers on Borno highway

The Islamic State in West Africa Province, ISWAP fighters have abducted an unspecified number of passengers along Damaturu/Maiduguri Highway in Borno State.

Security sources said the commuters were heading to Maiduguri from Damaturu in Yobe when they were intercepted a few kilometres after Benishiek town, which is the headquarters of Kaga Local Government Area in Borno.

It was gathered that the incident happened around 8:30am on Saturday.

“Yes, there was an attack on motorists this morning along Damaturu/Maiduguri Highway, these people abducted an unspecified number of passengers around Benishiek and Mainok axis. We don’t have more details than this,” the source said.

Chairman, North-East Network of Civil Organisation, Ahmed Shehu, also confirmed that he received reports of the abduction.

“Yet another abduction in Damaturu-Maiduguri route this morning. Why can’t we have a sustainable solution to this reoccurring misfortune?” Shehu queried.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that ISWAP terrorists had recently abducted passengers in Damboa Local Government Area of the state after the insurgents struck near Gumsuri village in Damboa.

The eyewitness said some staff of an International Non-Governmental Organisations are among the victims, and they were allegedly forcefully taken to Sambisa forest.


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