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ISWAP Abducts International NGO Staff, Others, Whisk Them To Dreaded Sambisa Forest In Borno

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ISWAP Terrorists collecting Tax in Borno

Suspected fighters of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) have reportedly abducted no fewer than 15 people in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

It was gathered that the Boko Haram faction had struck near Gumsuri village in Damboa where the waylaid motorists and forcefully took them into Sambisa forest.

According to Daily Trust, among those kidnapped by the insurgents were some staff of International Non-Governmental Organisations and other travellers.

It was gathered that the captive had reportedly left Damboa town while heading for Adamawa, on Wednesday when they ran into an ambush laid by the terrorists.

ISWAP, who mounted a checkpoint, were reportedly dressed in military camouflage as disguise.

It is unfortunate that the insurgents continue their nefarious activities on the fringe of Sambisa forests, we have received reports that ISWAP kidnapped at least 15 persons (passengers) near Gumsuri village while allowing two others to go.

“They are desperate to recruit more people into their criminal activities. They deceived people because they dressed in military attire’s. It is sad and shocking.” a security source said.

Recall that this is coming barely 24-hours after the abduction of some staff of the Borno State Ministry of Work, who were supervising the construction of about 45 kilometer Chibok-Damboa road.

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



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