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Boko Haram Abducted UNIMAID Stuff Plead for Release in Video


Three staff of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno State, who are among those ambushed and abducted by Boko Haram last Tuesday, have appealed to the Federal Government to help them regain their freedom.
The men said that they are part of oil workers and academics ambushed and abducted by the Abu Musab al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram on Tuesday.
A video obtained by Channels Television, showed two lecturers in the Geology Department of the University, Yusuf Ibrahim and Dr Solomon N. Yusuf, and the third man, Haruna, a driver.
Yusuf, who spoke on behalf of the trio, called on the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, UNIMAID Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Njodi, the NNPC among, others to come to their aid.
Yusuf said, “I want to call on the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to come to our rescue, to meet the demands of Soldiers of Calipha Abu Musab al-Barnawi. They have promised us that if their demands are met, they will release us immediately to go back to the work we were caught doing.
“I want to call the attention of the entire country; we were captured doing the work of exploration – of acquiring gravity, magnetic and soil geochemistry for exploration in the Nigerian sector of the Chad Basin, which will boost the economy of the nation. We were caught in the line of our service.
“I want to call the attention of the Acting President that we have seen the route we took up to this position where we are recording this video right now. I want to advise that the use of excessive force is not the solution. We want to call on the Federal Government to meet these demands and as promised, they will release us immediately.”
Boko Haram terrorists had ambushed the convoy, killing many while abducting others in which over 40 people, including soldiers and civilians lost their lives, according to military sources.

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