After 4 months of ISWAP’s captivity, Borno royal family members regain freedom


By Ismail Auwal

After 4 months in captivity, the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) has released the abducted prince of Borno, Mohammed Askira, and his brothers.

Askira was abducted alongside his two sibling who belong to the royal family of Askira/Uba Emirate in November 2021.

The trio were kidnapped while travelling to Maiduguri, the state capital, after attending a function in the town.

The 50-year-old Mohammed and his siblings are brothers to the Emir of Askira, Abdullahi Mohammed Askirama II.

The terrorists in November last year released videos in which they paraded Askira and other abductees from different locations in the Northeast region of Nigeria.

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