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United Nations Aid Worker Abducted by Boko Haram



On Saturday, the dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram abducted a United Nations worker, Garba Idris.

The Senior Protection Assistant with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees was among the commuters attacked by the terrorist group near Matari village between Minok to Jakana highway, in Maiduguri, Borno State.

It was reported by a source that the insurgents were dressed in military attire, mounted a roadblock with three Hilux pickup trucks and motorcycles.

“Witnesses said while searching the passengers, Idris attempted to discard his Identity card but one of the insurgents saw him and asked to alight from the vehicle along with two others. The rest were allowed to continue the journey.

“The other two passengers were later released on the ground that they are very poor people and of no use”, the source disclosed.

Unconfirmed reports stated that the terrorists also abducted scores of the passengers on that journey.

Boko Haram, formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, is a jihadist terrorist organisation based in northeastern, Nigeria.