BREAKING!! Unknown Gunmen Storms Church During Wedding, Kidnapped Groom And Best Man
Kidnappers have captured two guide laborers in Nigeria’s unsettled upper east Borno State as they were getting back from a wedding, philanthropic and security sources said Saturday.
The two were distinguished as a worker of UN World Food Program, who had quite recently gone to his wedding, and an associate from the International Committee of the Red Cross who had been the best man at the service. They were seized by Islamic State West Africa Province on Wednesday close to Jakana town, the sources said.
“ISWAP psychological oppressors abducted the two guide laborers at a checkpoint they mounted close to Jakana,” an UN source told AFP. The prisoners were getting back to the local capital Maiduguri from the wedding in neighboring Adamawa State when they were halted at a false checkpoint around 1230 GMT, the source said.
The WFP specialist “had his wedding on November 28 and the Red Cross partner was his best man,” said the UN source. A military source in Jakana affirmed the capture of “two compassionate staff by ISWAP fear based oppressors.” On Wednesday, the UN gave a reminder advising its staff about the kidnapping regarding a “UN public staff leaving on a private outing… by NSAG (non-state furnished gathering)”. The update didn’t state which UN organization the seized staff member worked for.
The occurrence occurred along the 120-kilometer Maiduguri/Damaturu interstate which goes through Jakana, said the reminder seen by AFP. In an explanation on Friday, ISWAP said it seized “two Christians working for the Red Cross association”. The gathering said the occurrence happened at a checkpoint between the town of Mainok and Maiduguri.
Since it split from standard Boko Haram bunch in 2016, ISWAP has strengthened assaults on military targets yet it has progressively been focusing on regular people. A huge number of individuals have been murdered and around 2,000,000 uprooted in the Islamist struggle which began 11 years back in Nigeria’s upper east.
The viciousness has spread to neighboring Niger, Cameroon and Chad, prompting the development of a local military power to battle the guerillas. (AFP)