– Some lucky people have been released by Boko Haram after abducting them along Maiduguri-Damaturu highways
– The lucky people include a bride and her bridesmaid who were on their way to meet the groom
– Meanwhile, the terrorists checked their phone before releasing them
In what will come as a surprise to many Nigerians, Boko Haram terrorists have performed an act of charity for victims they kidnapped along Maiduguri-Damaturu highways.
In this act of charity, the terrorists released a bride and bridesmaids hours after their abduction.
The bride’s entourage were travelling to Damaturu to meet the family of the groom after the wedding ceremony was conducted in Maiduguri on Friday, February 26, PR News reports.
The news outlet said before the victims were released, the terrorists screened their mobile phones.
A friend of the family, Malam Gimba said the bride, the bridesmaids, and the entire entourage were released without molestation or ransom payment. However, they trekked to Mainok where they were picked up by the groom’s family and security personnel.
Meanwhile, in another heartbreak for Nigerians, some innocent people have once again been kidnapped by Boko Haram insurgents.
Those kidnapped are some passengers along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road. They were abducted on Thursday, February 25, in the Jakana axis of the road.
The terrorists had earlier attacked the army’s 28 task force brigade in the area but were repelled.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nigeria’s former military head of state, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has said dialogue is not the best option to end armed banditry in Nigeria, especially the northern part.
The former military leader stated this when a delegation of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) visited him at his residence in Minna, Niger state, Channels TV reported.
According to the retired general, the best way to solve Nigeria’s banditry and other security issues is to first make sure that the crimes are not committed.
In a related development, Nigeria’s former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has said that Nigeria’s security threats can only be tackled with long-term planning.
Babangida, in an interview on Tuesday, February 23, stated that the nation can overcome its security issues if those in the position of authority plan appropriately.
Legit.ng gathered that he said quashing the threats posed by kidnappers, bandits, and the insurgents require a lot of planning.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist.