BOKO HARAM ABDUCTS 35 COMMUTERS ALONG DAMATURU-MAIDUGURI ROAD
At least 35 commuters have been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Damaturu-Maiduguri road, military sources said
The insurgents, sources said, attacked a large convoy of commuters near Garin Kuturu in Jakana, on Damaturu-Maiduguri road on Friday at about 5:00 p.m.
The insurgents who appeared in military uniforms were said to have mounted a roadblock on the highway with five Hilux vans before taking away passengers in nine vehicles.
"The passengers first sighted a burning fire, but they thought it was bush burning, not knowing that they had already ambushed a Dangote's truck driver and set it ablaze.
"But while they were approaching the scene, they sighted the insurgents storming towards them on trucks mounted with heavy weapons, Before they could turn their vehicles to run, the insurgents had already caught up with them.
"Many of the passengers fled to the bush, 35 abducted, two private vehicles and one truck were set ablaze. Nine vehicles of the abducted passengers were also abandoned in the scene while their properties were looted," the sources said.
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