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BREAKING: Over 1,000 Taken Hostage By ISWAP In Borno Village, 9 fighter jets on rescue mission

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Over a thousand residents of Kukawa in Borno were on Tuesday evening taken hostages by suspected members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).

Daily Correspondents recall that few days ago, the Borno State Committee Chairman for the Resettlement of people of Kukawa, Alhaji Modu Alhaji Musa, led thousands of displaced persons and stakeholders of the local government to resettle the people to their permanent homes.

Video footage and images seen by this newspaper shows 200 households and many other displaced persons happily returning to their ancestral homes.

Speaking on yesterday’s siege, head of a local militia group, Babakura Kolo, said the terrorists had late on Tuesday, overran Kukawa in the lake Chad region, kidnapped people who had just returned to their homes after spending two years in a displaced peoples camp in Maiduguri.

Some residents of Maiduguri confirmed to this newspaper that they saw nine military fighter jets heading from Maiduguri to Kukawa this morning, in what looked like a rescue mission.

It is not immediately known if those taken hostages would be used as human shields by the terrorists to escape the fighter jets onslaught.

At least 20 soldiers and more than 40 civilians were in June killed and several others injured in a twin attack carried out by the terrorist sect.

Recall that the terrorist group had on Monday evening also raided Magumeri Local Government, destroying and setting ablaze government buildings.

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