Boko Haram kidnaps aid worker, 50 passengers along Maiduguri- Damaturu




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More 50 , passengers including a United Nations Humanitarian Worker (Abubakar Garba Idris) have been abducted by suspected terrorists along deadly - Jakana- Damaturu 135km federal highway.

This latest incident is coming barely two weeks when 35 passengers mostly women were near Mainok village situated between Jakana and Beneshiekh town of Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state, which, Governor Babagana visited scene and later pointed an accusing fingers security agencies for doing their best secure lives and property along only road links state capital other parts of the country despite unrelenting support Government.

Reliable information obtained some of escapee, said, terrorists barricaded road near Matari village close to Jakana at about 8:25am.

Sources said, scores of and passengers were trapped after looting by the abductors.

A security Source who confirmed the incident said, “ Haram fighters have abducted dozens of people including a staff of the United Nations (UN) along Damaturu- road Borno State on Saturday morning.


“Held captive is Abubakar Garba Idris, aka Alooma, a Senior Protection Assistant with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
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“The terrorists ambushed conveying commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana highway. One of them, Alooma was seized around 8:30am.

Recalled had expressed disappointment when he visited military formation Jakana last two weeks after one of the abduction took place, lamenting majority of the attacks within the last two years, took place between Auno and Jakana, a distance of about 20 kilometers away , the state capital.

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