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International Aid Workers, Security Guards Kidnapped By Suspected ISWAP Terrorists



Two security guards and three Family Health International, FHI 360 humanitarian workers have been reportedly abducted by suspected ISWAP terrorists.

ISWAP stands for Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).

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FHI 360 is a US-based non-profit human development and non-governmental organisation, NGO, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the people.

The three male workers, reports say, were missing from the guest house where they live in Ngala, a border town at the fringes of Lake Chad.

Official reactions from the military and police authorities are yet to confirm, it is suspected that the trio were abducted by terrorists.

A source was quoted to have disclosed that the two other security guards working for Halogen security company attached to the FHI 360 were also missing on the same night at the same lodge where the humanitarian aids were abducted.

“They are our staff; we woke up on Wednesday morning and couldn’t find them. we live together in the lodge, but we did not hear any sound or noise that would have raised alarm over the night,” the source, who is a health professional with the FHI 360 in Ngala, said.

“We suspect they are abducted by Boko Haram because there was a similar occurrence in April 2022 when the staff of MSF were abducted by the terrorists, and we only got to know about it days later.

“The identities of the missing humanitarian workers are known but I cannot disclose their names because their families are yet to be contacted.

“There are other staff living in the lodge but only the three of them were missing. It was the other staff that raised the alarm when they couldn’t see them in the morning.”

Cases of abduction and insecurity seem to be on the rise in Borno State after years of relative peace.

Reports say a pastor was early this year, kidnapped by Boko Haram in Gamboru and he is still in captivity.

In other news, Kanyi Daily reported that the Presidency on Thursday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration should not be held responsible for not rescuing all the kidnapped Chibok Girls.

Special Adviser to Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina asserted Channels Television’s breakfast program, Sunrise Daily.

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