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5 Aid Workers Kidnapped by jihadist group in Northeastern Nigeria.
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5 aid staff, together with a worker of the French NGO Action contre la Faim (ACF), had been abducted by suspected jihadists in northeastern Nigeria, plagued by the confrontation against Boko Haram, ACF stated.
“Our worker Ishaiku Yakubu was abducted by armed men along with four other employees of humanitarian organizations,” the NGO stated in a press release disclosed Tuesday, calling for his “speedy release”.
The humanitarians, who had been missing, came up in a video, most likely filmed on June 21, the place they illustrate that they were captured by Militias affiliated with the Islamic State group in West Africa (Iswap) at different occasions, in June.
This sect of the jihadist group of Boko Haram has executed regular attacks against workers of local and international NGOs and had already seized six aid employees last year, together with an ACF worker. Five of them were killed and the worker of ACF remains to be of their arms.
More than 36,000 people have been slain since 2009 in unrest within the area and more than two million individuals still can not return to their homes.
The United Nations totals that almost 7 million individuals rely on humanitarian support to survive within the region of Lake Chad, a region on its knees after 10 years of battle towards jihadist groups.SOURCE: Scannews24.com