According to the Daily Trust, a security source said the commuters were heading to Maiduguri in Borno State from Damaturu in Yobe when they were intercepted a few kilometers after Benishiek town around 8:30 am on Saturday.
Benishiek is the headquarters of Kaga Local Government Area of Borno.
The source said, “Yes, there was an attack on motorists this morning along Damaturu/Maiduguri highway, these senseless people abducted an unspecified number of passages around Benishiek and Mainok axis. We don’t have more details than this.”
The Chairman Northeast Network of Civil Organization, Amb Ahmed Shehu, also confirmed that he also received reports of the abduction.
“Yet another abduction in Damaturu-Maiduguri route this morning. Why can’t we have a sustainable solution to this reoccurring misfortune?” Amb Shehu queried.
This comes just a few weeks after ISWAP kidnapped three brothers from the royal family of Askira Uba Emirate while they were traveling to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.