Nigeria: Team Of Military And Police Rescue Bridal Train From Boko Haram

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A team of military and police have rescued a bridal train abducted by Boko Haram on Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway.

The bride and her team were kidnapped by the insurgents on Friday at about 1pm somewhere in Mainok on Damaturu-Maiduguri Highway.

The abductees were made to drive their two vehicles into the bush and begin a long journey to destination believed to be Sambisa Forest.

The bride was said to have left Maiduguri with her team for the bridegrooms residence in Damaturu in a convoy of two vehicles.

The joint team of the military and members of the Borno State Rapid Response Squad hotly pursued the insurgents.

After several kilometres pursuit on the bush path, through Friday night, they were able to get to a spot where the insurgents were holding on to their captives.

The military and security team engaged them in gunfire and were able to rescue the captives, 15 in all, including the two drivers.

The Commander of Borno state Rapid Response Squad Abioye Babalola, who led his team to retrieve the abductees, said they went throughout the night on the pursuit of the terrorist group who had abducted a bride and her team on the highway somewhere in Mainok.

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