- Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly abducted four soldiers and two policemen during an attack in Yobe state
- Sources say the terrorists were dressed in military uniforms when they attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno village on Damaturu-Maiduguri road
- There is no official confirmation of the kidnap of the security officials at the moment
Reports have emerged that Boko Haram insurgents abducted four soldiers and two policemen along Damaturu-Maiduguri Road
The Cable, citing sources, reported that the terrorists who were dressed in military uniforms attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno village on Damaturu-Maiduguri Road.
"The Boko Haram fighters were said to have mounted a roadblock on the highway with three Hilux vans before taking away the hostages who were returning from a short break."
“Four military men were abducted in an 18 seater bus while two other policemen were abducted in a Gulf car,” one of the sources said.
There is no official confirmation about the reported kidnap of the security officials as Sagir Musa, army spokesperson, was not available to comment on the development.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force destroyed portions of an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) tactical headquarters at Kollaram on the fringes of the Lake Chad in Borno state.
Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the spokesperson for NAF, disclosed that the airstrike also neutralised some of the insurgents in the attack, Channels TV reports.
Daramola disclosed that the airstrikes were conducted by the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole as part of the ongoing Operation Rattlesnake 2.
In another news report, Legit.ng reported previously Senator Ali Ndume said, due to inadequate resources and shortage of soldiers, the insurgency will continue to persist in the northeast region of Nigeria.
Ndume, who is the chairman of the Senate's committee on Nigerian Army, said the federal government must rise and face the war against terrorism in the region with the deployment of more troops to conquer Boko Haram insurgents.
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