North-East: Boko Haram/ISWAP free UN staff, nine others

Several humanitarian workers and civilians abducted during attacks on the North-East have been released by Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents.

After more than five months, Abubakar Garba Idris, a senior Protection Assistant with the United Nation High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), who was abducted by the Islamic State of West African Province(ISWAP) on Maiduguri/Damaturu highway, has regained freedom.

According to authentic humanitarian sources, Idris , who is popularly known as Alooma, is undergoing medical and military checks with troops of ‘Operation Hadin-Kai‘ in Maiduguri before he was reunited with his family.

The source also revealed that a businessman, Muazu Bawa, who was also kidnapped on that same day, was also released along with eight other captives all undergoing debriefing by the military.

Recall that the insurgents attacked a convoy of travellers close to Matari village, between Mainok to Jakana along Maiduguri/Damaturu highway where Alooma was abducted at about Saturday, January 2, 2021.

The insurgents alleged to have dressed in military uniforms mounted a roadblock on the highway with three Hilux vans and motorcycles.

It was revealed that Alooma got into trouble when he tried to throw away his Identification card and was sighted by one of the insurgents.

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