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Boko Haram abduct humanitarian aide worker in Borno

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Gunmen in military camouflage suspected to be Boko Haram fighters have abducted a United Nations (UN) staff along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno State.

Although Daily Correspondents is hiding the identity of the captive so as not to expose him to danger, our source said the captive is a Senior Protection Assistant with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).


The UN staff was seized around 8.30 a.m. on Saturday when the terrorists ambushed vehicles conveying commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana highway.

A source told Daily  Correspondents that the terrorists, in military uniform, mounted a roadblock with three Hilux pickup truck and motorcycles.

“Witnesses said while searching the passengers, the UN staff attempted to throw away his ID card but one of the insurgents sighted him.

“He was then asked to step down from the vehicle along with two others. The rest were allowed to continue the journey.

“The other two passengers were later released on the ground that they are very poor people and of no use”, the source disclosed.

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