The Islamic State in West Africa Province fighters have abducted an unspecified number of passengers along Damaturu/Maiduguri Highway in Borno State.
Security sources said the commuters were heading to Maiduguri in Borno State from Damaturu in Yobe when they were intercepted a few kilometres after Benishiek town.
Benishiek is the headquarters of Kaga Local Government Area in Borno.
“Yes, there was an attack on motorists this morning along Damaturu/Maiduguri Highway, these people abducted an unspecified number of passengers around Benishiek and Mainok axis. We don’t have more details than this,” the source said.
Chairman, North-East Network of Civil Organisation, Ahmed Shehu, also confirmed that he received reports of the abduction.
“Yet another abduction in Damaturu-Maiduguri route this morning. Why can’t we have a sustainable solution to this reoccurring misfortune?” Shehu queried.
It was gathered that the incident happened around 8:30am on Saturday.
Terrorists had recently abducted passengers in the state, which is the epicenter of insurgency.