Insecurity: Boko Haram Kidnaps Policeman, Vigilante Member, Others in Borno State

In 2009, in northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram started its bloody insurgency, but since then it has spread to neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, triggering a regional military response.
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Boko Haram/Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists

A police officer and a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were held captive by Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush at a 'false' checkpoint along the Gubio-Damasak road in Borno State.

This was reported in the Islamic State in the Province of West Africa (ISWAP) statement, which also claimed responsibility for an ambush between Cross Kauwa and Mile Four in Baga, where many travellers were kidnapped.

This comes a few days after at least 43 farmers were killed by insurgents in the Zamarmari region of Jere Local Government Area of Borno State.

In 2009, in northeastern Nigeria, Boko Haram started its bloody insurgency, but since then it has spread to neighbouring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, triggering a regional military response.

In mid-2016, the party split into two groups. One, headed by long-time leader Abubakar Shekau, who is known for suicide bombings and civilian indiscriminate murders.

In March 2015, Shekau pledged allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, but ISIS Central only provides formal support to the other group it calls the Islamic State of West Africa Province of the.