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Boko Haram: Terrorists abduct travelers along Ngamdu in Born

Terrorists suspected to be ISWAP group, on Tuesday evening, laid ambush along Maiduguri-Tamsu Kawu-Ngamdu-Damaturu road and abducted several passengers aboard 8 commercial and private vehicles.

The incident took place near a bridge between Tamsu Kawu and Ndamdu town at about 3 PM.

It was gathered that most of the victims, who were taken to a nearby river, were released after reciting some verses of the Quran, except three other persons suspected to be Christians.

Terrorists suspected to be ISWAP group, on Tuesday evening, laid ambush along Maiduguri-Tamsu Kawu-Ngamdu-Damaturu road and abducted several passengers aboard 8 commercial and private vehicles.

The incident took place near a bridge between Tamsu Kawu and Ndamdu town at about 3 PM.

It was gathered that most of the victims, who were taken to a nearby river, were released after reciting some verses of the Quran, except three other persons suspected to be Christians.

Tamsu Kawu, about 80km drive from Maiduguri, is located North-west, and had hitherto been razed, before the former Governor, Kashim Shettima spent millions of naira to reconstruct and resettle the people.

one of the victims, a retired Director in the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in Borno State.

Although he did not want his name mentioned, he confirmed the incident.

He said, “it was when I was interrogated and the terrorists learnt that I was a diabetic patient, coupled with the old age that saved me; the Commander of the terrorists told his members to allow me to join those who were set free at about 7 pm.”

He revealed that the terrorists during interrogation, told them that they were among those who participated in the bloody killing of the leader of the Boko Haram sect, late Abubakar Shekau, adding that they are members of the ISWAP group who are determined to protect the rights of innocent civilians.

“I have to thank Allah (God) for saving us from the hands of terrorists yesterday.

“Our vehicle came in contact with them along the Ngamdu road where several passengers and motorists aboard 8 different vehicles were abducted and taken to a nearby river at about 3 PM.

“After a series of interrogations, many of us were released except three persons who were detained as they could not recite the Quran.

“The terrorists’ after interrogating us said that they were amongst those who killed Abubakar Shekau. They also said that they are out to protect all innocent civilians, except those who chose to follow different faith or identified as infidels,” he said.

 

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