Police Rescue Soldier, 15 Others Abducted By Boko Haram In Borno

Police Rescue Soldier, 15 Others Abducted By Boko Haram In Borno

By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

Borno State Police Command, public relations officer, Sani Shatambaya, has comfirmed that the police rescued soldier, 15 others abducted by suspected members of Boko Haram, ISWAP in Borno state.

Shatambaya disclosed this to newsmen in Maiduguri the state capital, that a soldier, Lance Corporal Anyanwu Cosmos, and 15 other travellers who were abducted by suspected Boko Haram/ ISWAP terrorists at Auno along Damaturu- Maiduguri highway.

He added that the soldier who is attached to 4 Battalion Marte and the 15 others were entering Maiduguri through different locations and on reaching Yanakiri/Kondori village along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road, were intercepted and abducted by the terrorists.

Shatambaya said the crack team of the police in collaboration with its Rapid Response Squad on receiving intelligence report, pursued the suspected terrorists to the bush, and after a gun duel, the victims were rescued.