Four lecturers of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, captured by Boko Haram insurgents are yet to regain freedom 69 days after.

The lecturers had been abducted on Tuesday, July 25.

No fewer than 48 persons were killed by Boko Haram during the exploration of the Lake Chad Basin area on that Tuesday.

Sources at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, where the corpses were brought, had revealed that the deceased included 18 soldiers, 15 civilian Joint Task Force members, five workers of the university and four drivers with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

One of the abducted lecturers, identified as Dr Solomon Yusuf, had on September 5, reportedly written a letter to his wife, Hannatu, from the terrorists’ den which was obtained by an online medium, Sahara Reporters.

He lamented over their anguish in captivity and urged the Federal Government to free them from the terrorists.

The Director, Defence Information, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, said on Sunday that “intelligence was still being processed to bring the victims back and alive.”

He said the military was being careful, saying Boko Haram might use the lecturers as human shields.

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