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Boko Haram abduct humanitarian aid worker in Borno

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Unknown Gunmen in army guise believed to be Boko Haram warriors have seized a United Nations (UN) personnel along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno State.

Although the source is concealing the disposition of the victim so as not to disclose him to risk, our source said the hostage is a Senior Protection Assistant with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The UN crew was kidnapped on Saturday around 8.30 a.m. when the insurgents entrapped vehicles conveying commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana expressway.

The source said that the Boko Haram fighters, in a military outfit, put up a roadblock with three Hilux pickup trucks and motorcycles.

Disclosure read: “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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