Five Borno govt officials abducted by ISWAP fighters

Boko Haram/ISWAP
Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters

Five supervising officials from the Borno State government have been abducted by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The victims, who were supervising the construction of the Chibok-Damboa road, were kidnapped on Wednesday.

The incident happened near Wovi, a small village in the Chibok Local Government Area.

One of the abducted employees, a driver, escaped unharmed, according to a source who spoke to the Daily Trust.

“Yes, it is so sad, and we are concerned about the latest developments,” a top state official confirmed.

“We were taken aback by the abductions. I can confirm that they were kidnapped this morning.”