The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of six aid workers in northeast Nigeria after a video emerged on July 24.
An international charity said that a female staff member and five local drivers and health workers were kidnapped during an attack near the town of Damasak. Action Against Hunger said that the aid workers had appeared in the video and were “apparently in a good condition of health.”
ISWAP, which split from the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in 2016, claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, SITE Intelligence reported.
Action Against Hunger said that a convoy of vehicles carrying the air workers was attacked on the road to Damasak, Borno State on July 18. One of the drivers was killed in the attack, while the staff member and five aid workers were missing.
“We express our deepest condolences to the family of our driver…
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