Insecurity: Boko Haram allegedly abduct 35 passengers along Damaturu Maiduguri Road

By Simdi Gloria:-

According to a news report by TheCable, the Boko Haram insurgents abducted the victims after attacking a large convoy of commuters near Garin Kuturu in Jakana at about 5 pm.

The news platform reported that the terrorists, who allegedly appeared in military uniforms mounted a roadblock on the highway with five Hilux 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.

But while they were approaching the scene, they sighted the insurgents storming towards them on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, before they could turn their vehicles to run, the insurgents had already caught up with them.

“Many of the passengers fled to the bush, 35 were abducted, two private vehicles and one truck were set ablaze. Nine vehicles of the abducted passengers were also abandoned at the scene while their properties were looted.”

An anonymous senior police officer, who spoke to the news platform said, 10 of the victims have been rescued, adding that those who sustained injuries have been taken to Maiduguri Specialist Hospital for treatment.

This comes 24 hours after about 344 kankara schoolboys kidnapped by the armed bandits regained their freedom.

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