UN aid worker abducted by Boko Haram

A United Nations (UN), worker, Abubakar Garba Idris, has been abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.

It was gathered that Idris, also known as Alooma, was abducted along Damaturu-Maiduguri road, in Borno on Saturday, January 2, when the insurgents attacked some convoy of commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana road at about 8:30am.

A source said Idris, a Senior Protection Assistant at UNHCR, was on a private trip from Damaturu, Yobe state capital when the incident happened.

The insurgents who appeared in military uniforms were said to have mounted a roadblock on the highway with three Hilux vans and motorcycles.

“While searching the passengers, Idris attempted to throw away his Identification Card but on the process, one of the insurgents sighted him. He was then ask to step down from the vehicle along with two other passengers, while the rest of the passengers were ask to continue with their journey,” the source said.

“The two passengers were later released on the ground that they are very poor people and have no use to be abducted,” the source added.

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