Boko Haram attacked passengers alongside the Maiduguri-Damaturu freeway within the Auno axis of Borno State on Thursday.
Troops rushed to the scene however it’s unclear if the terrorists kidnapped some civilians earlier than their arrival.
A army intelligence officer informed PRNigeria that a number of individuals on board business automobiles had been saved.
Troops from 212 Battalion Garrison, Jakana, Goni Masari and Auno had been mobilised to the scene. They later escorted the passengers to Damaturu and Maiduguri.
“The terrorists, who got here in dozens, had been all wearing black, with militarized gun vans. They carried different deadly weapons. A few of them painted their faces black.
“They daringly invaded the world with the intention to abduct many passengers and assault a army formation”, the supply stated.
A witness disclosed that two business automobiles and a Borno Categorical bus stuffed with commuters had been caught up within the ambush.
“One golf (VW) automobile was set ablaze; individuals ran for his or her lives. The troops got here, chased the terrorists away and guarded the highway,” he stated.
The civilian confirmed that a number of the troopers guarded the rescued passengers as they continued their journey.
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