Boko Haram Hijacks Commercial Bus, Abducts “20 Passengers” In Maiduguri
Reports have it that militants of Boko haram sect on Wednesday, September 5, hijacked a commercial bus and kidnapped the passengers on board in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
In his narration, one of the relative of the kidnap victims, Isa Musa, told Reuters that between 10 and 20 people were kidnapped by the insurgents. It was uncertain of the exact number of people abducted.
“Boko Haram attacked a commercial vehicle and abducted some civilians – over 10 men and women were abducted,” Musa said.
He stressed that his “uncle was in the bus with some other passengers, men and women, about 20 of them, when the incident occurred.”
The incident was also confirmed by a soldier, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The people were aboard a bus from Maiduguri, the city worst hit by Boko Haram, traveling to the town of Gwoza around 100 km(60 miles) away in the east of Borno state, near the border with Cameroon, late on Tuesday.
Boko Haram “attacked commercial vehicles and abducted some civilians – over 10 men and women were abducted”, said one of the military sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
Other sources gave the number taken at around 20.