Army rescues kidnapped oil workers in Borno

The Nigerian Army has reportedly rescued all the oil workers kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists at Barno Yasu in Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno.

Suspected Boko Haram members had earlier kidnapped 10 officials of a university research team prospecting for oil in the northeast.

Brigadier General Usman, however, noted that the Army was unable to rescue nine of its personnel and a civilian who were killed by the insurgents.

[Read Also: Suspected Boko Haram Militants Kidnap Oil Survey Team – NNPC]

“So far, they have rescued all the NNPC staff and recovered the corpses of the officer, eight soldiers and a civilian have who have been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital”.

The team recovered a gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun, as well as two white Toyota Hilux vans taken away from the NNPC staff and one blue Hilux belonging to the CJTF.

“They also recovered large quantities of arms and ammunition, several spare tyres, many jerry cans filled with petroleum, oil and lubricant; as well as various drugs, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials, reflective jackets and a Motorola handheld radio, among others,” said Usman.

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