Many reportedly dead as Boko Haram ambush travellers in Borno

Many reportedly dead as Boko Haram ambush travellers in Borno

- Boko Haram insurgents ambushed travellers in Borno state on November 8

- Several passengers were killed during the attack while others escaped into the bush

- The attackers reportedly burnt down vehicles carrying food items during the attack

Gunmen suspected to be members of the extremist group, Boko Haram, on Thursday, November 8, reportedly ambushed travellers sround Longomani and Musini near Ngala town, in Ngala local government area of Borno state, killing several people.

The attackers, according to a Civilian Joint Task Force (CTJF) source who spoke to Daily Trust, burnt several trucks conveying food items during the ambushed.

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The source claimed that several passengers were also killed while some, including soldiers escaped into the bush with bullet wounds.

The source said: “They burnt down at least 5 vehicles including a truck with food items, 2 golf cars and a Peugeot car."

Meanwhile, earlier reported that an alleged expert producing Improvised Explosive Devices for terrorist group, Islamic State, in West Africa, Abbas Abubakar, in the Toungo local government area of Adamawa state has been arrested by the Department of State Service (DSS).

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Abubakar popularly called Sambo was arrested on Monday, November 5, by operatives, while ten suspected kidnappers were also nabbed in Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi and Edo states.

The DSS public relations officer, Peter Afunanya, in a statement on Thursday, November 8, in Abuja, confirmed the arrest of the suspected IS bomb expert and the kidnap suspects. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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