How DSS rescued five aid workers abducted along Monguno-Maiduguri

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has rescued  five aid workers abducted by ISWAP along the Monguno-Maiduguri Road, Borno State.

Recall that the humanitarian workers, two females and three males were abducted three days to Christmas. Boko Haram fighters had ambushed their convoy en route to Maiduguri from Monguno in Borno state.

The rescued aid workers include Jennifer Samuel Ukumbong of the Alliance for International Medical Action, ALIMA; Asabe Cletus Musa also of ALIMA; Adamu Auwal  Arthur Ibojekwe China of  Solidarity International; and  George Danbaba Michael of International Organisation for Migration, IOM.

“They are in good health and are being debriefed at our command in Maiduguri,” a security source said.

Meanwhile, The Herald reported that Boko Haram terrorists on Friday, January 10, kidnapped four armed soldiers and two police officers along Damaturu-Maiduguri road.

Military sources who revealed this to TheCable, said the terrorists attacked the security officers in an ambush near Auno village on Damaturu-Maiduguri road.

The 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.

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

It was reported that  Nigerian Army captain and four soldiers have been killed by some gunmen in an ambush in Sarkin Pawa in Munya local government area of Niger state.

The chairman of the Munya local government area, Mohammed Dazz, who confirmed the development said three other soldiers were also injured in the attack.
The deceased were said to have responded to a distress call by residents of Gwar community in Munya local government area when the incident took place.

Dazz said the gunmen took cover in the bush where they ambushed the team accompanied by some armed policemen in their armoured vehicle.

On sighting the team, the gunmen fired shots at them, killing the captain on the spot while the soldiers were hit during the gunfight which lasted for over one hour.

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