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Bandits abduct military personnel on major highway


On the Maiduguri-Damaturu route in Borno’s Goni Masari district, bandits kidnapped two Nigerian Army personnel.

The soldiers, named as Bello Abubakar and Oyediran Adedotun, were kidnapped while heading to Kano in a civilian car at about 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, according to a wireless communication received by Peoples Gazette.

Passengers in the truck reportedly contacted the army base in Mainok after noticing the driver’s suspicious behavior and acquaintance with the criminals.

The robbers were thought to operate based on information supplied to them by the driver, according to the signal message.

Following that, troops from the 134 special forces battalion, led by the commanding commander, were dispatched to the spot, but the robbers had departed the area after learning of the soldiers’ presence.

The driver and car were both caught right away and are being held by the army.

“The soldiers were on pass at the time of the event. Due to several indicators, liaison with Sect 2 MIB revealed that a SAR operation is underway, and the driver of the bus in which the soldiers were riding is thought to be a prime suspect in the event. He was apprehended by troops and is being investigated, according to the army paperwork.

With no more encounter, the forces were claimed to have dominated the Mada/Matari area.

The army was unable to locate the soldiers and other passengers despite finding Mr Abubakar’s identity card and wallet in the vehicle.


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