Fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province
(ISWAP) have abducted an unspecified number of
passengers along Damaturu / Maiduguri highway.
According to a security source, the commuters were
heading to Maiduguri in Borno State from Damaturu in
Yobe, when they were intercepted a few kilometres after
Benishiek is the headquarters of Kaga Local Government
Area of Borno.
“Yes, there was an attack on motorists this morning along
Damaturu/Maiduguri highway, these senseless people
abducted an unspecified number of passages around
Benishiek and Mainok axis. We don’t have more details
than this.” the source said.
The Chairman Northeast Network of Civil Organization,
Amb Ahmed Shehu, told our correspondent that he also
received reports of the abduction.
“Yet another abduction in Damaturu -Maiduguri route this
morning. Why can’t we have a sustainable solution to this
reoccurring misfortune?” Amb Shehu queried.
Daily Trust gathered that the incident happened around
8:30am on Saturday.
Terrorists had recently abducted passengers in the state
which is the epicenter of insurgency.