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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.

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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.”

Earlier, The Herald 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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Dazz said: “I personally provided logistics to the soldiers before they left for the operation, both the soldiers and the police were overpowered due to a large number of the gunmen.

“One hour after they left for the scene, they came back with bullets holes in their armoured vehicle and the glass shattered.

“As I speak with you now, they have killed four soldiers and three others seriously injured. They have also burnt the Hilux Van of the soldiers.”

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