- Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly released five aid workers
- The aid workers were allegedly abducted in December 2019 when some suspected terrorists ambushed their vehicle
- The released victims, according to security sources are workers of Red Cross, IOM and other international NGOs
Five aid workers abducted by Boko Haram insurgents have been released, according to a report by Premium Times, citing confirmation from security sources.
Legit.ng gathers that the aid workers were abducted in December 2019 when suspected terrorists ambushed their vehicle between Monguno and Damaturu.
The newspaper reports that the State Security Service (SSS) facilitated the release of the abducted aid workers.
“Two of the abductees were staff of ALIMA, an international NGO; one from Solidarity International, one from International Organization on Migration and one from Red Cross,” the source was quoted to have said.
In a related development, Boko Haram insurgents have allegedly 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.
Meanwhile, as part of the recovery efforts of the federal government in Borno state after Boko Haram terrorist activities, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the construction of 10,000 houses in the state.
This was revealed by the governor of the state, Babagana Umaru Zulum, on Friday, January 10, on his official Twitter page.
The kind and commendable gesture from the president came after Zulum paid a visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps on Thursday, January 9, where he spent the night distributing items to about 1675 families.
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