Boko Haram have freed three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers and 10 women it kidnapped when it ambushed a convoy of military, police and oil workers on Damboa Road, near Maiduguri last year.
This was announced in a tweet by Nigeria Presidency twitter handle, @NGRPresident. It tweeted,
“Three University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) lecturers abducted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Magumeri, Borno State, and 10 women kidnapped in a raid by the militant group on a military/police convoy on Damboa road, near Maiduguri, have been released.
“Their release followed a series of negotiations as directed by President @MBuhari, and was facilitated by the International Committee of the Red Cross @ICRC.”
“All 13 rescued persons are in the custody of the DSS and are on their way to Abuja with the assistance of @HQNigerianArmy and @NigAirForce. In anticipation of their arrival at the DSS headquarters, a team of doctors and psychologists has been placed on standby.”