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Abducted policeman, hunters, others escape from ISWAP custody in Borno



The seven people abducted by Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) insurgents in Benishek, Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State, have escaped from the terrorists’ custody.

The insurgents abducted a police officer, three hunters and three members of the civilian joint task force in the area last Saturday.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar, confirmed the development at a media briefing on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

He said: “The terrorists abducted the six security operatives including one policeman, three CJTF and three hunters.

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“They carted away one Hilux patrol vehicle and we also lost one AK 47 rifle.

“But with support from the Air Task Force, the security men were able to escape after the insurgents scampered into the bush on sighting the Super Tucanos.”

The CP, however, said the ISWAP terrorists killed three people and burnt four vehicles as well as the office of the Rapid Response Squad during the attack.

Benisheikh is located about 72 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.

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