Boko Haram terrorists abduct UN staff in Borno
A staff of the United Nations (UN) has been abducted by Boko Haram fighters along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno State.
Abubakar Garba Idris, aka Alooma, a Senior Protection Assistant with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was kidnapped when the terrorists ambushed vehicles conveying commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana highway.
Alooma, one of the commuters was seized around 8.30 a.m. on Saturday.
A source told PRNigeria that the terrorists, in military uniform, mounted a roadblock with three Hilux pickup truck and motorcycles.
“Witnesses said while searching the passengers, Idris 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.