Army, Police Rescue Bridal Train Abducted By Boko Haram

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A file photo of Boko Haram fighters

A team of military and police have rescued a bridal train abducted by Boko Haram, VANTAGE NEWS reports.

VANTAGE NEWS reported that Boko Haram fighters abducted a bride and her bridal train along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway on Friday.

According to various sources, the abductees were made to drive their two vehicles into the bush before being forced to begin a long journey to the forest believed to be the insurgents stronghold in Sambisa.

The bride was reported to have left Maiduguri with her friends for the bridegroom’s residence in Damaturu in a convoy of two cars.

Following a report on the abduction,  a joint team of the military and members of the Borno State Rapid Response Squad (comprising policemen, members of Civilian JTF and local hunters) went after the insurgents and engaged them in a gun battle after spotting where the insurgents were holding their captives.

The joint security team successfully rescued the 17 caprices including the two drivers.

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