A Police detachment patrolling the Maiduguri-Damaturu road, on Monday prevented the abduction of a soldier and 15 travellers by insurgents.
The soldier, a Lance Corporal, is attached 4 Battalion, Marte.
Borno Police Command spokesman, ASP Sani Kamilu said the incident occurred around Yanakiri and Kondori villages; adding that insurgents in about 20 gun trucks ambushed the motorists.
“They were intercepted and being abducted to the bush by suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists.
“The crack team of the police, in collaboration with the Police Rapid Response Squad on getting the information, pursued the suspected terrorists into the bush.
“After an exchange of fire, the victims were rescued due to the superior fire power and techniques by the police operatives,” Kamilu said.
However, he said three of the travellers were still missing.
In other news, operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command; says it has arrested two persons, a father and a grandfather, for allegedly raping their 13-year-old daughter/granddaughter.
The command’s Spokesperson, Mr. Adigun Daniel, disclosed this in a statement issued in Osogbo on Monday.
He said that the suspects were arrested on Friday, upon the confession of the girl.
“The corps received a tip-off from an informant who disclosed that the girl opened up to her that the grandfather and father have been having carnal knowledge of her.
“The corps immediately swung to action and arrested the father.
“Upon investigation, the girl said that her father had been canal knowledge of her since two years ago. She also said that she had been living with her maternal grandmother at the age of three; before she was taken to her paternal grandfather at the age of five.
“She said that her father and mother are separated…That was why she was entrusted in the care of her grandparents at different times. The girl also stated that at some point, she was molested by her grandfather. But she could not stick to her allegation, owing to the fact that she was still living with him,” the NSCDC spokesman said.