- A male Nigerian nurse abducted by ISWAP has bolted to safety and freedom
- The unnamed nurse escaped from the den of his kidnappers, thanks to the efforts of the Joint Task Force
- The nurse was abducted in the early period of 2020 amid mounting security threats in Northwest Nigeria and Lake Chad region
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The efforts of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have continued to yield a positive result as a nurse who was abducted by Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) has escaped the den of the terrorists
The male Nigerian nurse, whose name was not revealed, has been with the ISWAP terrorists since the beginning of 2020 when he was kidnapped.
Colonel Muhammad Dole, the chief of military public information, made this known in a statement from the MNJTF headquarters in Ndjamena, Chad’s capital on Wednesday, August 26.
Dole revealed that the nurse, who was held in ISWAP’s strongholds in the Lake Chad region, bolted to safety and freedom following the intensified efforts of the MNJTF.
Recounting how he escaped, the Nigerian nurse said he took his chance when a bomb strike hit strongholds of the insurgents.
“After bombs and rockets from the aircraft landed and everywhere exploded in flames, both terrorists and hostages ran for dear life.
“I had to take my chance. I am grateful to God that I was able to escape,” the unnamed nurse said.
He also added that when the ISWAP's hideout was bombed by the operatives of the MNJTF, other people who had been in captive of the insurgents also ran and escaped.
Meanwhile, MNJTF said it will not relent in its efforts in bringing an end to the activity of terrorists disturbing the peace of the Lake Chad region.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that tragedy hit Nigeria as Boko Haram terrorists reportedly killed five humanitarian workers.
The murdered aid workers were those recently abducted along Monguno area of Borno state.
The video showing the killing of the aid workers was released on Wednesday, July 22.
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