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ISWAP abduct policeman, 3 hunters, 7 Civilian JTF in Borno

No fewer than seven security men, on Saturday, were abducted by the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State.

According to reports, the abductees who were taken in the early hours comprise one policeman, four members of the Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) and 3 hunters.

It was gathered that the insurgents stormed their location in large numbers and overpowered them with superior firepower.

A report by Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad said the security men were attacked at the Rural Urban Migration Site(RUGA), at Pompom Baliya village located about 5 kilometers to Gubio.

”The terrorists carted away one Hilux patrol vehicle and weapons and afterwards moved toward the Gadai village in Nganzai Local Government area,” the report read.

This comes just days after three officers of the Nigeria Police Force were abducted by armed men in Ogun State.

According to The Punch, the incident happened in broad daylight on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

It was gathered that the gunmen abducted the policemen around Wasinmi, in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the State.

The Punch reports that the kidnapped officers were deployed from Zone 2, Onikan in Lagos State to Ogun State, for an investigation.

It was also learnt that the security personnel were duly booked at the police division in Wasinmi before they left for their place of primary assignment.

A police source disclosed that Inspector Oladipo Olayemi led the tea of three that were kidnapped on the road by their abductors, who allegedly accosted them at about 2:30 pm on Thursday.

The Ogun State Police PPPRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the incident, saying; “People were kidnapped, but only one policeman is involved.

“We are on the trail of the kidnappers. Do you think we are going to keep quiet? We will get them and rescue the victims unhurt”.

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