Army makes clarification on claim of abduction of passengers by ISWAP in Borno

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The Nigerian army has made a clarification on claim of abduction of passengers along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway on December 11, by members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP). 

The army in a statement released by Col. Ado Isa, Deputy Director Public Relations 7 Division/Joint Task Force (Northeast) of Operation Hadin Kai, said no abduction took place, but admitted that members of the terrorist group emerged through Dole/Bari villages in some vehicles with the intent to mount snap roadblocks to cause havoc and apprehension in the hearts of villagers and commuters. 

Ado said troops on mobile patrol within the general area foiled the attempt without any delay. The statement read; 

“The attention of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) has been drawn to a series of unsubstantiated reports making rounds today, 11 December 2021, on social media and some pages of newspapers on the purported abduction of Maiduguri-bound commuters by members of the Islamic State of West Africa…



Source: Linda Ikeji