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ISWAP Terrorists Kidnaps Another Set Of Passengers On Borno Highway

Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), a breakaway faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group, has reportedly kidnapped an unspecified number of passengers along Damaturu/Maiduguri highway.

ISWAP Terrorists Kidnaps Another Set Of Passengers On Borno Highway

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.”

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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.

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