Four lecturers of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, who were abducted by Boko Haram in the Magumeri area of Borno State during an oil exploration have spent over 2 months in captivity.
The lecturers were abducted on Tuesday, July 25
The Defence Headquarters in Abuja has however said that efforts are in top gear to rescue the lecturers
The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said on Sunday that “intelligence was still being processed to bring the victims back and alive.”
One of the abducted lecturers, identified as Dr Solomon Yusuf, had on September 5, reportedly written a letter to his wife, Hannatu, from the terrorists’ den which was obtained by an online medium, Sahara Reporters. He lamented their anguish in captivity and urged the Federal Government to free them from the terrorists.
But the DHQ spokesman, Enenche, said the military was being careful, saying Boko Haram might use the lecturers as human shields.
He said, “Efforts are on. When we get information, we convert it to intelligence. The ultimate is that the Federal Government and the military are doing as much as possible to ensure that these people come out alive.”