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Gunmen Abduct Flour Mill Manager In Maiduguri

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SAN FRANCISCO, February 12, (THEWILL) - The Administrative Manager of Maiduguri Flour Mill, Baba Umar Maisalati, has been reportedly kidnapped.

Maisalati was said to have been seized, Tuesday, by a gang of unknown gunmen at exactly 6:15pm in front of his office building in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

According to an eyewitness, the kidnappers had laid ambush for their victim close to the Flour Mill before seizing him immediately he emerged from the factory.

'They just appeared from nowhere with guns - about three of them - and forced him to drive the car away from the Flour Mill area which is located in Jajeri," the eyewitness who craved anonymity said..

Also confirming the incident, a top security officer in Maiduguri,who also spoke on condition of anonymity, said: 'We have received the information concerning the kidnap of a manager with Maiduguri Flour Mills this evening (Tuesday). It was unfortunate. I am sure he would be found because investigation has been launched immediately.

"This could not be Boko Haram related, because most of the kidnap victims in Maiduguri usually come out alive these days."