High Court Judge, wife, 2 others abducted by Boko Haram in Maiduguri

Justice Haruna Mshelia, a judge working with Borno State High Court in Maiduguri, his wife, driver and police orderly were said to have been abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists along Biu to Maiduguri road on Monday, June 24, 2024.

Reports say he was travelling in his vehicle, accompanied by his driver, a security escort and his wife when the terrorists struck.

According to sources, as they approached a curve on the road between Buratai and Buni-gari, a group of armed men emerged from the bush and barricaded the road.

The judge’s vehicle screeched to a halt, then attempted to manoeuvre its way to escape.
Unfortunately, in the chaos that ensued, Justice Mshelia’s vehicle was stopped by another team of insurgents, taken them hostage and later whisked them into Sambisa Forest.
Recall that Damaturu- Buni Yadi -Buratai- Biu 120kms road has remained a death trap for many years, considering it’s deplorable condition faced by motorists and passengers, as it is the only route that links over five local government areas of Southern Borno (Biu, Hawul, Bayo, Shani, Kwaya Kusar etc) to Maiduguri, the state capital due to inability to reopen the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu road.

Security operatives have been informed and they are said to be working on how to rescue the victims from their captors.

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