Suspected Boko Haram militants have reportedly kidnapped 20 bus passengers traveling along the Gwoza road in Borno state.
According to reports, the sect members ambushed the bus that was traveling from Maiduguri, the state capital to Gwoza.
”Boko Haram attacked commercial vehicles and abducted some civilians – over 10 men and women were abducted”, a military source told Reuters.
A resident of the state, Isa Musa, said his uncle was among those kidnapped.
“He was in the bus with some other passengers, men and women, about 20 of them, when the incident occurred,” he said.
A second military source said Boko Haram stopped three vehicles on the road.
“One of the vehicles is a commercial passenger bus with about 20 passengers,” they said. “The terrorists fired shots and took away some of the passengers. Women were among (them) and one of our soldiers was killed in the attack.”
Senator Ali Ndume who confirmed the abduction, said that he had been contacted the wife of one of the victims about the kidnapping of about 10 people.