The Borno State police command says its operatives have rescued a soldier abducted alongside 15 other travellers along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.

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Force spokesperson, ASP Sani Kamilu in a statement on Monday said the travelers were kidnapped by men of the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) sect in Borno.

“Police operatives on patrol around Auno axis rescued a soldier attached to 4 Battalion Marte and 15 others from abduction by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.

“The motorists were coming from different locations into Maiduguri but on reaching Yanakiri/Kondori village along Damaturu-Maiduguri Road, they were intercepted and abducted to the bush,” Kamilu stated.

According to the police spokesman, the crack team of officers in collaboration with the police Rapid Response Squad on getting the information gave the terrorists a hot chase.

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