Jihadists takes hundreds hostage in the NorthEastern town of Nigeria.
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A terrorist militant group known as Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), an offshoot of Boko Haram, attacked and seized the town of Kukawa in Lake Chad late on Tuesday. The militant group seized the residents, whom they have returned 2 years in displacement camps.
The head of a militia group said, ‘The terrorists attacked the town in 22 trucks around 4pm yesterday and engaged soldiers guarding the town in a fierce battle.’
A local chief that accompanied the residents said that they have just returned in the village, hoping they would start working in their farms. Instead they ended up captured by insurgents. When the insurgents arrived a heavy battle ensued between the Jihadists and local soldiers.
The chief said, ‘We don’t know what they would do to them but I hope they don’t harm them.’
Last Friday, the United Nations reported that around 10.6 million out of the 13 million people in conflict zones Borno, Yobe and Adamawa will be in dire need of humanitarian assistance.