Crime and Security

ISWAP invades Chibok village, abducts head of civilian Joint Task Force


Terrorists of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), have invaded Bambula community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, abducting many residents, including Mohammed Abba, the head of the civilian joint task force (JTF) in the community.

According to the residents, the insurgents stormed their community in the early hours of Wednesday, around 4am while of they were still asleep.

“The sporadic gunshots woke us, and everybody started running to safety. The insurgents came in through Ajigum Talala, a part of the forest where ISWAP has a strong unit.

“They headed straight to Abba and took him. They have been warning him before but Abba refused to cooperate with them.

“The terrorists abducted many others who couldn’t run. They also burnt down some properties including a vehicle belonging to the community head.”  One of the residents said.

The Nigerian Army is yet to comment on the latest attack.

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