At least six civilians have been reportedly abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush attack that left four others dead and three injured, officials of the civilian-JTF, have said.
Boko Haram terrorists had yesterday, laid ambush on travellers on a quiet highway at the outskirts of Nwajurko village in Damboa local government area of Borno State.
Witnesses said the sect opened fire on commercial vehicles conveying travellers who unknowingly drove into their ambush.
‘’According to one of the victims who escaped, the Boko Haram terrorists initially ambushed a Volkswagen Golf passenger car conveying five persons travelling from Damboa to Biu town, a travel distance of about 100kilometer. One person was shot dead and three persons escaped with bullet injuries, while two who were unable to escape were taken away by the insurgents,” said Malam Ali Biu.
But the civilian-JTF source also confirmed the incident saying , “When we mobilised and got to the spot where the ambush attack was carried out, we were surprised to meet four corpses, of which we later learnt from a local farmer who viewed the incidents while hiding in the bushes, that the terrorists later returned to ambush another vehicle, a mini bus, and shot dead three persons while other passengers were forced away. So we believe more than five persons may have been taken away by the insurgents since the mini bus described by the farmer always conveys 12 passengers.
A hospital source at the Biu General Hospital, located 125kilometer away from Maiduguri also informed journalists who called to enquire about the incident that “three people were brought to the hospital with serious injuries sustained from gun shots.”