9 killed as insurgents abduct passengers on Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

9 killed as insurgents abduct passengers on Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

- Terrorists operating in the northeast region have attacked some passengers on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

- The Boko Haram members killed nine people during the attack

- Also, many others were abducted by the insurgents who destroyed vehicles and goods worth millions in the area

Some members of the Boko Haram insurgent group on Sunday, February 9, killed nine people and kidnapped some travellers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway.

Daily Trust reports that the insurgents were in Auno town, in Konduga local government area of the state at about 9.50 pm.

It was also gathered that the attackers destroyed and burnt 17 vehicles and goods worth millions of naira during the attacker in the area.

Ba’na Auno, one of the residents who escaped the attack said the insurgents had stopped the passengers in Auno due to closure of entrance into Maiduguri town at 6 pm.

Auno said: “They came at exactly 9.50 pm on Sunday and started shooting sporadically and we fled into bushes for safety."

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He said it was when they came out from the bushes that they discovered that five out that nine passengers were killed and severely burnt.

Also, in a quick follow up to the attack, the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, visited the scene if the incident.

The governor was in the location to assess the level of damage caused by the terrorists and also to sympathise with the victims of the attack.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that personnel of the Nigerian Air Force launched an attack against insurgents in the northeast region of Nigeria.

The Nigerian Air Force said it neutralized some terrorist commanders in a groundbreaking operation which was conducted by the troops of Operation Rattle Snake 3 near the Sambisa Forest in Borno state.

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