Six staff of the Borno State Ministry of Works are said to have been abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorist group on Wednesday.
The six members of staff were kidnapped while supervising the construction of the 45km Chibok-Damboa road, Vanguard reports.
According to the report, the abductors also took three trucks used in carrying sand to construction sites.
Meanwhile, one of the staff was able to escape unhurt.
Borno State Commissioner for Works, Architect Yerima Saleh, confirmed the incident to Vanguard, stating that the government had informed security agencies about the incident.
“It is very pathetic to inform you that six of my staff mostly drivers were kidnapped near Wovi village while on duty along Damboa-Chibok road. Likewise, three of our trucks including one of our Hilux operational vehicles were snatched away.
“We have informed relevant security agencies with a view to intensifying efforts rescue the victims unhurt,” Saleh is quoted to have said.