The Borno State Police Command has said that it’s officers have rescued a soldier and fifteen other travelers from the hands of Boko Haram terrorists.
The victims were rescued by a team of policemen who were said to be patrolling Maiduguri-Damaturu road, yesterday before the incident occurred.
The soldier, a Lance Corporal, is said to be attached to 4 Battalion, Marte.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, ASP Sani Kamilu the incident occurred around Yanakiri and Kondori villages when insurgents in about 20 gun trucks ambushed the motorists.
He said:“They were intercepted and being abducted to the bush by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists. The crack team of the police in collaboration with the Police Rapid Response Squad on getting the information pursued the suspected terrorists into the bush. After an exchange of fire, the victims were rescued due to the superior firepower and techniques by the police operatives.”