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Aid workers abducted by Boko Haram in Nigeria

On the 10th of March, seven armed insurgents broke into a humanitarian aid organization compound and abducted an aid worker and two guards.


The aid organization compound was in the town of Monguno in Borno State, which is in northeast Nigeria. The militants belonged to the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, called Islamic State West Africa Provence (ISWAP).

Monguno is located near the Lake Chad region of Nigeria, where Boko Haram has been most active recently. ISWAP has targeted the town’s aid workers on numerous other occasions.

According to HumAngle, in September of 2019, militants raided a medical facility that was part of an aid organization, threatening workers and stealing money and valuables. In September 2020, ISWAP insurgents entered an aid worker’s home and attempted to extort money from him a year later.   


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