- No fewer than 35 passengers have reportedly been kidnapped by the Boko Haram
- The incident occurred on Friday, December 18, along Maiduguri road
- The insurgents were said to have appeared to the passengers in the Army uniform
A report by TheCable indicates that at least 35 commuters were on Friday, December 18, abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Damaturu-Maiduguri road.
Legit.ng gathered that Military sources were quoted to have said the insurgents attacked a large convoy of commuters near Garin Kuturu in Jakana at about 5 pm on Friday.
The report added that the insurgents, who reportedly appeared in military uniforms, were said to have mounted a roadblock on the highway with five Hilux vans before taking away the passengers.
A source said:
“The passengers first sighted a burning fire, but they thought it was bush burning, not knowing that they had already ambushed a Dangote’s truck driver and set it ablaze."
The online news medium further stated that a senior police officer from the Crack team in Maiduguri who preferred anonymity said 10 passengers were rescued while those who sustained injuries were taken to Maiduguri specialist hospital for treatment.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that another kidnapping incident occurred in the country again and in a place of worship in the confluence state.
It was reported that the incident occurred in Kogi state as Shuaibu Usman, the acting Eje of Ankpa in Ankpa local government area of the state was kidnapped.
The criminals kidnapped the traditional ruler while entering a mosque to observe prayers around 5:30 am on Friday, December 18.
In a related report, President Muhammdu Buhari on Friday, December 18, met with the rescued Kankara schoolboys abducted by bandits in Katsina state.
Buhari urged the schoolboys not to be discouraged in pursuing their education despite their nightmarish ordeal in the hands of their abductors.
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