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After the kidnap of soldiers and Yobe State government official, the Boko Haram terrorists and their Islamic State West African Province faction have released the pictures of the two soldiers kidnapped and a Yobe State liaison officer they abducted on the Damaturu/Maiduguri highway on Saturday.

In the display of their Identification cards, two of the cards belonged to Mai Lalle, one for Mustapha while the fourth one belongs to Lance Corporal Oyediran Adedotun of the Nigerian Army. The ID card of the fourth abductee was not sighted from the list of the cards provided by the insurgents.

According to The Nation, the four victims were abducted on Saturday along Maiduguri/Damaturu highway.

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While Mai Lalle and Mustapaha were travelling to Maiduguri, the two army personnel were, however, travelling to Kano State on a pass permit. Sahara Reporters

Though the pictures of the victims have been released, no contact has been made with their families yet and the military is yet to speak on the matter. The security situation has deteriorated seriously in the country due to the inability of the government to live up to it’s expectation. Many Nigerians believe that the government has failed in protecting lives and property. Whether efforts are being made to ensure their rescue is not yet known and the body language of the government shows otherwise. It is therefore important to restate that the primary responsibility of government is to protect lives and property, where this is lacking the government has failed woefully no matter the gains they think they have made.

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Caleb Adiga Zadok, EzineArticles Basic Author