Four killed, five abducted by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Borno


Unknown gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents have killed no fewer than four people and abducted five others ina an ambush along Monguno road in Borno state on Sunday.

The abducted persons include four aid workers and a technician working with a humanitarian agency.

According to witnesses, the attackers mounted a checkpoint at Gasarwa village, about 40 kilometers from Monguno local government area of o the state and operated unchallenged for about two hours.

The attack was also confirmed by a senior military officer who identified himself as Bulama Biu.

Biu said troops had been deployed to clear the area and ensure the safety of other motorists plying the road.

Boko Haram insurgents have in the past abducted aid workers and executed them after a while.

Two weeks ago some abducted aid workers were executed by the sect following claims that the government failed to meet their demands.

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