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ISWAP invades Chibok village, abducts head of civilian JTF

The insurgents came in through Ajigum Talala, a part of the forest where ISWAP has a strong unit. They headed straight to Abba and took him. They have been warning him before but Abba refused to cooperate with them.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

/ by Joe Adams
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Mohammed Abba, the head of the civilian joint task force (JTF) in Bambula community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, has been ab**cted by suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The insurgents a*tacked the community around 4am on Wednesday when most of them were still asleep, a resident told TheCable.



Abba, the source said, had been the insurgents’ target since he refused to get compromised.

The head of the civilian JTF was ab**cted alongside many others who are yet to be identified.




The civilian JTF is a vigilante group created to assist the military fight insurgency in the north-east.

“The sporadic gunshots woke us, and everybody started running to safety,” the resident said.

“The insurgents came in through Ajigum Talala, a part of the forest where ISWAP has a strong unit. They headed straight to Abba and took him. They have been warning him before but Abba refused to cooperate with them.


“They ab**cted many others who couldn’t run. They also burnt down some properties including a vehicle belonging to the community head.”

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