At least five staff of Borno State Ministry of Work have been abducted by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The victims, who were supervising the construction of Chibok-Damboa road, were abducted on Wednesday morning, near Wovi, a remote village in Chibok Local Government Area.

A top official who confirmed the incident told the publication that one of the abducted staff, a driver, escaped unhurt.

“Yes, it is so sad and we are worry about this latest developments. The abductions came as a shocker to us. I can confirm to you that they were abducted this morning.”

Commissioner for Works, Hon Architect Yerima Saleh, who confirmed the incident, said the abductors also went away with three trucks used in conveying sand to construction sites.