Top 5 things we learnt from new Boko Haram video on abducted UNIMAID lecturers
- Abu Musab al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram have released a video in which kidnapped staff of university of Maiduguri appealing to the FG to come to their rescue
- Albarnawi is the leader of Boko Haram faction which broke out from the one led by Abubakar Shekau.
- The staff were attacked while carrying out an oil exploration research that was subcontracted to the university by NNPC
A new video has been released by the dreaded Boko Haram sect, showing three members of staff of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), who were recently abducted by terrorists while on an oil exploration mission in Borno state.
The 4 minutes 30 second video which was recorded on Friday, July 28, showed two lecturers in the Geology Department of the university Yusuf Ibrahim and Dr Solomon N. Yusuf and the third man, Haruna, a driver.
Below are 5 things Legit.ng gathered from the new Boko Haram video on abducted UNIMAID lecturers:
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1. The men said that they are part of oil workers and academics ambushed and abducted by the soldiers of Abu Musab al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram on Tuesday, July 25, when they were carrying out geological survey services for the NNPC on behalf of the University of Maiduguri.
2. Dr Yusuf called on the Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, UNIMAID Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Njodi, the NNPC among, other relevant agencies to support their cry so that they can be rescued alive.
3. He said: "I want to call on the acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo to come to our rescue to meet the demand of soldiers of Khalifa under the leadership of Abu-Musab Al-Barnawi. They have promised us that if their demands are met, they will release us immediately to go back to the work we were caught doing."
4. “I want to call the attention of the entire country; we were captured doing the work of exploration of acquiring gravity, magnetic and soil geochemistry for exploration in the Nigerian sector of the Chad Basin, which will boost the economy of the nation. We were caught in the line of our service."
5. “I want to call the attention of the Acting President that we have seen the route we took up to this position where we are recording this video right now. I want to advise that the use of excessive force is not the solution. We want to call on the Federal Government to meet these demands and as promised, they will release us immediately.”
See video below:
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Boko Haram insurgents released a video of 10 women who were abducted by the terrorists following an attack on a police convoy in Borno state.
Sahara Reporters which published the video stated that the insurgents reportedly sent the 4 minutes 41 seconds footage to its outfit on Monday, July 17.
Though it could not be ascertained if all the women were policewomen or wives of police officers, they were however reportedly abducted after the insurgents attacked a police convoy they were travelling in Maiduguri along Damboa.
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The women who said Boko Haram fighters had been treating them well since they were abducted called on the government to stop denying their abduction.
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