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Boko Haram ‘Kidnaps’ 4 Soldiers, 2 Policemen

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Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly kidnapped four soldiers and two policemen along Damaturu-Maiduguri road, YaahooJournalist understands.

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YaahooJournalist reports that Military sources who revealed this to TheCable said Boko Haram attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno village on Damaturu-Maiduguri road on Friday, January 10.

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According to the report, Boko Haram insurgents who appeared in military uniforms were said to have mounted a roadblock on the highway with three Hilux vans before taking away the hostages who were returning from a short break.

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“Four military men were abducted in an 18 seater bus while two other policemen were abducted in a Gulf car,” one of the sources said.

YaahooJournalist reports that Damaturu is Yobe state capital, and Maiduguri, Borno state capital. The distance between both towns is about 130 kilometres, and there are a number of villages along the axis.

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Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, Sagir Musa, the army spokesperson, was yet to issue a statament regarding the incident.

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