December 2, 2022

The United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) has disclosed Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists are planning to abduct humanitarian workers in Borno.

IsL source reports that UNDSS in an advisory released on Tuesday said there are reasons to believe that the insurgents have concluded plans to kidnap humanitarian workers in Banki, Bama Local Government Area of the state.

However, IsL source, Vanguard, gathered that the advisory did not indicate the specific time for the planned abduction but advised the government on the need to protect humanitarian workers in the country.

Most residents of the Banki had fled to take refuge in camps designated for internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Maiduguri, the state capital, source claims.

“As a mitigation measure, the UNDSS FSA has alerted all Heads of Agencies (HoAs) and Security Focal Persons (SFP) on the impending threat,” the UN advisory read.

“It also advised them to ensure that staff vulnerability should be avoided and to also reduce the level of exposure of any kind.”

Subsequently, this security tipoff is coming two days after the United States warned its citizens about the possibility of terror attacks in Nigeria capital, Abuja.

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