ISWAP members kidnap Borno officials

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ISWAP members kidnap Borno officials

Members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have abducted at least five officials of the Borno State Government.

The victims were said to be supervising the construction of Chibok-Damboa road, near Wovi, a remote village in Chibok Local Government Area when they were forcefully taken away on Wednesday.

According to reports, six staff were initially abducted but fortunately, one of the staff who was a driver of one of the Hilux official vehicles escaped unhurt.

The abductors also went away with three trucks used in conveying sand to the construction sites.

Commissioner for Works, Honourable Architect Yerima Saleh, confirmed the incident saying:

“It is very pathetic to inform you that five of my staff mostly drivers were kidnapped near Wovi village while on duty along Damboa-Chibok road, likewise, three of our trucks including one of our Hilux operational vehicles were snatched away.

“We have informed relevant security agencies to intensify efforts rescue the victims unhurt,” he said.

ISWAP members kidnap Borno officials

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