Boko Haram abducts aid worker in Borno
Members of deadly terrorist group, Boko Haram have reportedly abducted a humanitarian aid worker identified as Abubakar Garba Idris.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the aid worker, Idris also known as Alooma was abducted along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno state, on Saturday.
It was also learnt that the incident happened when the insurgents attacked some commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana road around 8:30am.
A source said Idris was on a private trip from Damaturu, Yobe state capital, when he was abducted.
The insurgents, who were said to have appeared in military uniform, mounted a roadblock on the highway with three Hilux vans and motorcycles.
“While searching the passengers, Idris attempted to throw away his identification card but in the process, one of the insurgents sighted him,” the source said.
“He was then asked to step down from the vehicle along with two other passengers, while the rest of the passengers were asked to continue with their journey. The two other passengers were later released on the ground that they are very poor people and have no use to be abducted.”
This is coming weeks after a humanitarian worker with the World Food Program (WFP), Emmanuel Peter was abducted by the insurgents and forced to fake his own death.
On December 19, the insurgents abducted several persons in Garin Kuturu near Jakana area of Borno.
The attacks by insurgents have continued despite government’s assurance of improved security.
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