Sunday, 11 February 2018

After 201 Days of long-walk in Captivity, Boko/Haram Release Three UNIMAID Staffs

Nigeria’s secret service yesterday, said three staffs of the university of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) employees who were abducted by the suspected Boko-haram terrorist in Magumeri, Borno state, during an exploration trip with officials of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on July 25, 2017, has been released.

 According to the Dss. Also freed were 10 women kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy along Damboa road with proximity to Maiduguri

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 The DSS, while briefing President Mohammadu Buhari, said the release followed negotiations facilitated by the International Committee of the release, ICRC. “All 13 rescued persons are in the custody of the service and are on their way to Abuja with the assistance of the Nigerian Army and the Air Force”, a DSS source said. In anticipation of their being brought to the DSS headquarters, a team of doctors and psychologists was said to have been put  on standby.

 “The rescued persons may be presented to the President and thereafter released to their families if there are no issues of security or medical concerns”, the source said.

 “The President, who got step by step progress reports on the lengthy negotiations while they took place, received the good news with a lot of happiness. He commended all those who in one way or the other helped in making the release possible.

 “He then urged the DSS and the Nigerian Army to intensify efforts to bring home the Chibok girls still in the custody of the terrorists”.

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