Members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group have abducted two traditional rulers and four other persons in Borno State.
Reports revealed that two people also died in the attack, which happened in the Damboa Local Government Area of the state.
The terrorists stormed Burum, a remote village 20 kilometres along the Damboa/Biu highway, to carry out the latest attack, which is suspected to be a payback to the community.
Daily Trust quoted a source to have said that the ISWAP fighters came back to the village and took away people as revenge for leaking their movement to troops.
It was gathered that troops had killed an unspecified number of ISWAP terrorists in a recent ambush last Thursday in the area.
“They forcefully took two traditional rulers (Wakinlin Lawan and Bulama of Burum village), the representatives who stood in for Ward Head and Village Head, respectively. Since their abduction, we haven’t heard of their whereabouts.
“They blamed the villagers for leaking information to the troops who had earlier ambushed and killed an unspecified number of ISWAP fighters in the general area.
“It is four days now, we are seriously worried about their safety and this ugly development. We are begging the government to intervene,” the source reportedly said.
Earlier, ISWAP terrorists reportedly attacked two villages on Sunday night, killing two persons and leaving others with various degrees of injuries in Damboa villages.
A member of a vigilante group who spoke to journalists about the attack revealed that five persons were abducted by the invaders in the wee of the night.
“In Mugule village, one was killed, three abducted and one other sustained a gunshot wound in the abdomen on Sunday night.
“Also, in another Azir village, one person was killed, one wounded and two equally taken by the attackers two days ago,” a vigilante source revealed.