Boko Haram terrorists have abducted a United Nations (UN), aid worker, Abubakar Garba Idris, in Borno State.
Idris, also known as Alooma, was said to have been abducted along Damaturu-Maiduguri road, in Borno on Saturday, January 2, following an attack by the terrorists on some commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana road at about 8:30am.
According to a source, Idris, who works as a Senior Protection Assistant at UNHCR, was on a private trip from Damaturu Yobe state capital when the incident happened.
The terrorists, clad in military camouflage mounted a roadblock on the highway with three Hilux vans and motorcycles, the source said.
The source said; “While searching the passengers, Idris attempted to throw away his identification card but in the process, one of the insurgents sighted him. He was then asked to step down from the vehicle along with two other passengers, while the rest of the passengers were asked to continue with their journey.
“The two passengers were later released on the grounds that they are very poor people and have no use to be abducted”.