Three humanitarian workers and a soldier were abducted along Monguno/Maiduguri highway on Tuesday June 2, by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.
The incident occurred at about 11:30am on the said date. An official of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Trust;
“Yes, we heard about the unfortunate incident on Tuesday between Monguno and Maiduguri.
“We learnt that four persons were forcefully taken by Boko Haram including our staff (SEMA), two NGO workers, and a soldier. We are saddened.”
SEMA Chairperson, Hajiya Ya’bawa Kolo confirmed the incident and also revealed that the incident has been reported to security operatives.
“Yes, we have reported the matter to the police and others who are currently working on information given to them by the driver of the car, so we have put all hands on deck. I mean action and prayers for his safe return. Join us in prayer please.”