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How army rescued aid workers abducted by insurgents

How army rescued aid workers abducted by insurgents
June 09
13:03 2020

The Nigerian army special forces, on Monday, rescued four persons, including two aid workers, who were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Maiduguri-Monguno road in Borno state.

TheCable learnt that insurgents had on Monday mounted a road block and abducted the victims.

The attacks are said to have become a frequent occurrence, with insurgents robbing motorists of their valuables, while passengers carrying identification cards are abducted.

According to a military source, the Boko Haram insurgents came with 11 gun trucks and blocked the road, where they carried out an operation that lasted less than 15 minutes.

Howeever, according to the source, the special forces trailed the group and engaged the fleeing insurgents in a gun duel which lasted for about an hour.

“Consequently, the gallant troops overpowered the fleeing terrorists who abandoned the victims and ran away in disarray,” he said.

On June 5, the insurgents had abducted three humanitarian workers on the same road.

Muhammed Monguno, one of the three aid workers abducted on June 5, was the manager of the IDP camp in Monguno.

Editor’s note: This picture was used for illustrative purposes


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