Boko Haram terrorists have abducted seven travellers in Auno along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway, SaharaReporters can confirm.

On December 31, 2019, SaharaReporters authoritatively reported that the extremist group was planning to abduct travellers in Benishiek, Ngala, Auno, Mainok, Dikwa-monguno and Biu.

Despite the alert issued to the Nigerian Government, a source said the attack took place close to a military checkpoint in the area.  See Also Insurgency ALERT: ISWAP Planning To Abduct Travellers In Benishiek, Mainok, Other Borno Towns

The gunmen, who were reportedly dressed in military uniform, ambushed a Volkswagen golf car and a Toyota Hiace bus belonging to the Adamawa Sunshine Transport Company.

There is no word yet on the whereabouts of the abducted persons. 

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