B/Haram terrorists abduct many passengers on Kano-Maiduguri highway

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Stranded commuters and their vehicles at the scene of the operation of the insurgents.

Boko Haram insurgents have abducted many passengers traveling on the Kano-Maiduguri highway.

The incident occurred between Garin Kuturu and Mannanari villages near Auno, at about 5:50:pm on Monday.

Sources said that the terrorists blocked the highway before forcefully taking away some passengers.

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According to Daily Trust, the incident left hundreds of travelers and commuters stranded on both ends of the ever-busy road.

“There was an incident between Mannanari and Garin Kuturu where some Boko Haram terrorists came out to block the upcoming vehicles and some passengers were abducted.

“We are not sure of the number as we speak but certainly there was an abduction on Monday evening,” an eyewitness said.

Eyewitnesses said that some commercial drivers took refuge in their community momentarily while the insurgents were carrying out the operation.

“They came out with three wheelbarrows and I believe they were looking for foodstuff.

“We don’t know how many people were abducted but some commercial drivers came back and later returned to Maiduguri before reinforcement of military arrived.”

A passenger, who craved anonymity, said he alongside others was stranded for hours.

“We were heading for Kano from Maiduguri when the driver got hinted about the attack and took a detour.

“We have been waiting for the military to clear the road but we don’t know when. We are stranded here,” he said.

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