Insurgents Release Three Aid Workers, Others Abducted In Borno

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Three aid workers and some residents abducted by insurgents by suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have regained their freedom.

Although the number of residents freed has yet to be ascertained, the insurgents released the victims on Wednesday.

The kidnapped persons were released by their abductors about three weeks after they were abducted along the Monguno-Maiduguri Road in Borno State.

 

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr Edward Kallon, confirmed the release in a statement forwarded to Channels Television on Thursday.

He said, “I am deeply relieved that some civilians, including three aid workers, who were abducted by non-state armed groups along the Monguno – Maiduguri road on 22 December 2019 have been released yesterday and are now safe.”

“The whole humanitarian community in Nigeria shares the joy of the families, friends and colleagues of these aid workers, who can now put to rest the unimaginable anxiety of missing their loved ones,” the UN envoy added.

A file photo of a community in Borno State.

He described the freed aid workers as dedicated humanitarians making efforts to provide life-saving support to millions of Nigeria’s “most vulnerable” in north-eastern Borno State.

“They should never have been a target or have to endure the trauma of being held captive,” Kallon decried.

Although he welcomed the release of the three aid workers, the humanitarian coordinator was worried about the fate of the others abducted in the incident.

He was also concerned for the lives of two other aid workers – Grace Taku who was abducted near Damasak in July 2019, as well as Alice Loksha, a nurse and a mother who has been held captive since March 2018 following an attack in Rann.

“Both are still held captive by non-state armed groups. The United Nations and its humanitarian partners call for their immediate and safe release,” said Kallon.

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Okunola David
1 month ago

Good oooo


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Popoola Paul
1 month ago

Nawa for this country  God why now


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Eze Lydia
1 month ago

Borno why all these things, there is hell fire oo


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Pls government should go through this


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Okay seen and noted 


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Otee Elijah
1 month ago

God delivered them amen


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Very commendable


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Am very happy to hear this 


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Martina
1 month ago

pls government should help us ooo


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Okoro Goodness
1 month ago

The government should do something about this


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Mojito
1 month ago

State ND capital 


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Good one thanks


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I pray the government to do all they can fix r the betterment of Nigeria


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Insurgent.. 


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Government should find something to do to it


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Okehie Julian
1 month ago

Insurgents release


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Macelina
1 month ago

Borno people,God will save u oo


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Friday Oyinsi
1 month ago

Three aid workers other abducted in borno 


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Elisha Ambisiudi
1 month ago

Oooo tjis country self


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Godwin Obaro
1 month ago

Govt shud do smetin abt dos insurgence


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