Abubakar Garba Idris, a humanitarian aid worker, has been abducted by Boko Haram in Borno State.
Idris was said to have been abducted along Damaturu-Maiduguri road in Borno on Saturday.
The incident happened when the insurgents attacked some commuters near Matari village between Minok to Jakana road around 8:30am.
TheCable quoted a source as saying that Idris was on a private trip from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, when he was abducted.
The terrorists, who were said to have appeared in military uniform, mounted a roadblock on the highway with three Hilux vans and motorcycles.
“While searching the passengers, Idris attempted to throw away his identification card but in the process, one of the insurgents sighted him,” the source was quoted to have said.
“He was then asked to step down from the vehicle along with two other passengers, while the rest of the passengers were asked to continue with their journey. The two other passengers were later released on the ground that they are very poor people and have no use to be abducted.”
This development comes few weeks after Emmanuel Peter, a humanitarian worker with the World Food Program(WFP), was abducted by the insurgents and forced to fake his own death.
On December 19, 2020, the insurgents abducted dozens of people in Garin Kuturu near Jakana area of Borno.