BREAKING: Boko Haram Terrorists Abduct Passengers Along Maiduguri-Kano Highway

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have abducted passengers along the Maiduguri-Kano highway.

Sources informed Daily Trust that the insurgents struck between Garin Kuturu and Mannanari village near Auno, along the Damaturu highway, at approximately 5:50 PM on Monday.

The insurgents reportedly blocked the highway and forcefully took away several passengers.

This incident left hundreds of travelers and commuters stranded on both ends of the busy road, forcing them to return to Benishek and Auno respectively.

“There was an incident between Mannanari and Garin Kuturu where some Boko Haram fighters came out to block the upcoming vehicles and some passengers were abducted.”

“We are not sure of the number as we speak but certainly there was an abduction on Monday evening.”

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Residents described how numerous commercial drivers sought temporary refuge in their community while the insurgents operated between Garin Kuturu and Mannanari villages.

“They came out with three wheelbarrows and I believe they were looking for foodstuff. We don’t know how many people were abducted but some commercial drivers came back and later returned to Maiduguri before reinforcements of military arrived.”

A passenger, who craved anonymity, said he alongside others were stranded for hours.

“We were heading for Kano from Maiduguri when the driver got hinted about the attack and took a detour,” he told Daily Trust.

“We have been waiting for the military to clear the road but we don’t know when. We are stranded here.”

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