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Six Borno civil servants gets abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists



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Suspected members the Boko Haram terrorist group have abducted six staff of the Borno State Ministry of Works on Wednesday.

The Vanguard reports that the six civil servants were kidnapped while supervising the construction of the 45km Chibok-Damboa road.

According to the report, the abductors also took three trucks used in carrying sand to construction sites. Meanwhile, one of the staff was able to escape unhurt.

Borno State Commissioner for Works, Architect Yerima Saleh, confirmed the incident to Vanguard, stating that security agencies have been informed about the incident.

“It is very pathetic to inform you that six of my staff mostly drivers were kidnapped near Wovi village while on duty along Damboa-Chibok road”, Saleh said.

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“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”.

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