Five aid workers abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state have regained freedom after three weeks in captivity.
TheCables reports that a Department of State Security (DSS), source confirmed the development saying that five workers were release following a serious negotiation with suspected member of Boko Haram sect on Wednesday.
According to the report, the humanitarian workers include two females and three others males – were abducted three days to Christmas when the terrorist group ambushed their convoy enroute to Maiduguri from Monguno in northern Borno state.
The victims are George Michael, International Organisation for Migration, (IOM); Jennifer Samuel of Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA); Arthur Chima, Solidarity International, Asabe Musa, ALIMA; and Adamu Ozeshi.
“They are in good health and are being debriefed at our command in Maiduguri,” a security source said.
KanyiDaily recalls that in December, the insurgents killed four humanitarian workers they abducted in July and blamed it on the ‘insincerity’ of the federal government.
“The government is not sincere and do not respect timelines,” Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to Boko Haram leadership, had quoted a sect commander as saying.