Boko Haram/ISWAP Members Abduct 6 Staff Of Borno State Government

Boko Haram/ISWAP Members Abduct 6 Staff Of Borno State Government

Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

Borno state commissioner for Works, Hon Architect Yerima Saleh, has confirmed that the Suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram/ ISWAP, have  abducted 6 staff of the ministry also going away with three trucks used in conveying sand to construction sites.

At least six (6) staff working with Borno State Ministry of Work supervising the construction of about 45km Chibok-Damboa road were kidnapped by members of ISWAP.

According to the source, the incident took place on Wednesday while on duty, but fortunately, one of the abducted staff who was a driver of one of the Hilux official vehicles escaped unhurt.

AljazirahNigeria further learnt that the victims were abducted near a village called ‘Wovi’, where the construction workers usually go to excavate sand.

Chibok-Damboa road which runs through the Sambisa forest axis has been under construction using direct labour by the Borno State Government.

A State civil servant that does not want his name in print said, “It is unfortunate to inform you that six staff with the Ministry of Works, Borno State have been abducted by suspected  members of terrorists while working on the Chibok-Damboa road today.

“Although, one of the abducted staff escaped, while the other 6 staff are still in the custody of the terrorists. We need prayers from all and sundry for their safe release.

Another source added that the  abductors equally went away with three trucks used for fetching sand.

Commissioner for Works, Hon Architect Yerima Saleh said“ 6 of my staff mostly drivers were kidnapped near Wovi village while on duty along Damboa-Chibok road, likewise, three of our trucks including one of our Hilux operational vehicles were snatched away.

“We have informed relevant security agencies with a view to intensifying efforts rescue the victims unhurt,” he said.


Tags assigned to this article:
Boko HaramBorno stateISWAP