NEWS: BOKO HARAM Kidnaped Local Government VC

The Adamawa State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of the Vice Chairman of Hong Local Government, Bijida Yakubu, by suspected Boko Haram militants. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Othman Abubakar news and He said three vigilante members that were with Mr. Yakubu lost their lives in the encounter. Mr. Abubakar, however, did not give much details but stated that police detectives were already investigating the abduction and have so far been able to recover the vice chairman’s shoes. A resident of Hong who simply identified himself as Hussaini said that the incident occurred in Gayafa Village of the area. “You know, insurgents attacked the village last week. The vice chairman who hailed from the village was on an assessment visit with some hunters when the insurgents attacked and over-powered them. “About seven insurgents were killed in the encounter before they over-powered the hunters and took away the vice chairman,” he said. According to Mr. Hussaini, the abducted vice chairman was later allowed by his captors to call his wife with his cell phone before the device was switched off. The Chairman of Adamawa branch of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Sahabo Gurin, also confirmed the incident. Adamawa is one of the three states most affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The insurgency has led to the death of over 20,000 people in northern Nigeria with hundreds of thousands of others displaced. The Nigerian military recently began a major offensive against the terror sect and has been able to reclaim some territories initially seized by the insurgents. 

Source: TodayNG

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