Five aid workers abducted by Boko Haram, released

The five aid workers abducted on December 22 by gunmen believed to be Boko Haram terrorists after their vehicle was ambushed along Monguno and Damaturu, have reportedly been released. 

Premium Times reported that the release of the aid workers said to be two females and three males, was facilitated by the State Security Service.

Though it is not clear if any ransom was paid to secure the release of the five abductees, it was however gathered that they arrived at the DSS office in Maiduguri at about 4 pm today, January 15. 

The source said; 

“It is a big day for us here in Borno with the release of the five abductees. 

“Two of the abductees were staff of ALIMA, an international NGO; one from Solidarity International, one from International Organization on Migration and one from Red Cross.”

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