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Passengers kidnapped along Maiduguri-Kano highway last night

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Passengers kidnapped along Maiduguri-Kano highway last night

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly kidnapped passengers along the Maiduguri-Kano highway

According to Daily Trust, the insurgents struck between Garin Kuturu and Mannanari village near Auno, along Damaturu highway at about 5:50 pm on Monday.

The insurgents reportedly blocked the highway before forcefully taking away some passengers.

The incident left hundreds of travellers and commuters stranded on both ends of the ever-busy road.

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Passengers kidnapped along Maiduguri-Kano highway last night
Passengers kidnapped along Maiduguri-Kano highway last night

They had 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,” a source said.

According to the report, residents narrated that many commercial drivers took refuge in their community momentarily when the insurgents were operating between Garin Kuturu and Mannanari villages.

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“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 reinforcement of military arrived,” the source added.

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