Terrorists release UN staff, pastor, security agents, others


Terrorists operating in Borno State have finally freed a number of people held in captivity for months.

They include a staff of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Abubakar Garba Idris (a.k.a. Alooma).

Alooma, a Senior Protection Assistant with the UNHCR, was abducted along Damaturu-Maiduguri highway on January 2, 2021.

Others released were security personnel, a pastor, a businessman, civil servants and other civilians.

Like Alooma, the rest were seized during attacks on towns and Internally Displaced Persons camps along Damaturu-Maiduguri road.

It is still unclear which of the sects carried out the abduction. Boko Haram and breakaway faction Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have terrorized the North-East for over a decade.

An intelligence source told PRNigeria that freed hostages are undergoing medical checks by the military in Maiduguri and would be released to their families within a short period.

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