ISWAP abducts Borno government officials

No fewer than five officials of the Borno State government supervising have been abducted by Islamic State in West Africa Province, (ISWAP).

The victims, who were supervising the construction of Chibok-Damboa road, were said to be forcefully taken away on Wednesday.

The incident reportedly occurred near Wovi, a remote village located in Chibok local government area of the State.

According to a source, one of the abducted staff, a driver, escaped unhurt.

A top State official confirmed the incident to newsmen, said, “Yes, it is so sad and we are worried about this latest developments. The abductions came as a shocker to us. I can confirm to you that they were abducted this morning”, he stated.

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