On the Maiduguri-Damaturu route in Borno’s Goni Masari district, bandits kidnapped two Nigerian Army personnel.
The soldiers, identified as Bello Abubakar and Oyediran Adedotun, were kidnapped while travelling to Kano in a civilian vehicle at about 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, according to a wireless message seen by Peoples Gazette.
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Passengers in the truck reportedly contacted the army base in Mainok after noticing the driver’s suspicious behaviour and acquaintance with the criminals.
The robbers were thought to operate based on information supplied to them by the driver, according to the signal message.
Following that, troops from the 134th special forces battalion, led by the commanding commander, were dispatched to the spot, but the robbers had departed the area after learning of the soldiers’ presence.
The driver and car were both caught right away and are being held by the army.
“The soldiers were on the pass at the time of the event. Due to several indicators, liaison with Sect 2 MIB revealed that a SAR operation is underway, and the driver of the bus in which the soldiers were riding is thought to be a prime suspect in the event. He was apprehended by troops and is being investigated, according to the army paperwork.
With no more encounters, the forces were claimed to have dominated the Mada/Matari area.
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The army was unable to locate the soldiers and other passengers despite finding Mr Abubakar’s identity card and wallet in the vehicle.
The event occurred just two days after Abbas Fatai, a military officer with the 16 Brigade in Yenagoa, was shot and killed by alleged members of the Icelander’s cult organisation.
According to preliminary army investigations, Mr Fatai was shot dead at 9:12 p.m. on July 22 at Igbogene Junction in the Yenagoa local government area of Bayelsa, where he lived.
In April, gunmen raided Onipe village in Oluyole local government area of Ibadan, kidnapping one female soldier, Bola Ogunrinde, and two other ladies along the Ijebu-Ode-Ibadan road.
Mrs Ogunrinde was abducted in the region while driving a Toyota RAV-4 with the registration number AGL 66 FY.
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