Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday hijacked a commercial bus and kidnapped the passengers on board in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
A relative of one of the kidnap victims, Isa Musa, told Reuters that between 10 and 20 people were kidnapped by the insurgents. It was uncertain of the exact number of people abducted.
“Boko Haram attacked a commercial vehicle and abducted some civilians – over 10 men and women were abducted,” Musa said.
He stressed that his “uncle was in the bus with some other passengers, men and women, about 20 of them, when the incident occurred.”
The incident was confirmed by a soldier, who spoke on condition of anonymity about the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Army warned the terrorists that their game was up after six members of the sect were neutralised in an ambush by troops of the 22 Brigade Dikwa under 7 Division of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Recall that it was earlier reported -The Nigerian Army killed many members of the Boko Haram terrorists group on Wednesday, September 5, the Army spokesperson, Texas Chukwu said. Also, 147 livestock were recovered from fleeing terrorists in Borno state. Chukwu said the insurgents were killed and the recovery made during two separate operations by troops of the Nigerian Army in Jentilo and Gesada villages of Kukawa and Guzamala local government areas in Borno.
He said the troops of Sector 3 Operation ‘Lafiya Dole’, in conjunction with 82 Task Force Battalion, on clearance operations, killed the insurgents when they (insurgents) tried to extort money and rustle livestock belonging to the villagers. Chukwu further explained that some of the items recovered from the terrorists include 147 livestock and two AK47 rifles.
According to Chukwu, the troops returned the livestock to the owners after proper screening and confirmation by the district head and Civilian Joint Task Force personnel.
More to come on Boko Haram insurgents.