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Abducted bride, commuters regain freedom in Yobe


A bride and 12 commuters, yesterday, regained freedom, after Boko Haram terrorists abandoned them on the fringes of Sambisa Forest.

The abandonment of the 13 abductees on Thursday evening followed the chasing of the terrorists with Army’s and Air Task Force fighter jets into the forest.

Insurgents had abducted the bride and commuters along the 40km Jakana/Maiduguri Road. Confirming release of the abductees, yesterday, in Damaturu, family sources in Potiskum and Damaturu said: “The terrorists attacked us along the road between Jakana and Maiduguri on Friday evening. They kidnapped us, including the bride among us and forced all of us into an awaiting bus.”

The terrorists used the same Maiduguri/Damaturu road to continue attacking and abducting motorists and commuters since last year without any trace, until yesterday’s release of the 13 abductees from Yobe State.

There was a similar incident last Thursday on the same road, where a UNICEF ad hoc staff working with Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency was among those kidnapped after setting ablaze his Toyota Corolla vehicle.


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