EXCLUSIVE: ISWAP Release Names of 13 Captives

More details have emerged of the identities of the 13 captives abducted last November by the Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) exclusively reported by Salkida.com at the weekend. Notable among them is the lady whose face was shrouded by the terror group, creating widespread speculations about her actual identity. According to sources in ISWAP, the reason her face was screened out in the video was because the terror group was still investigating her claims of professional non-military affiliations.

The sources declared ominously with regards to why they were investigating her identity beyond her claims: “we don’t put up military for possible negotiations.” The terrorist group claimed the female captive was in the convoy of soldiers ambushed in Mainok, close to Maiduguri and was attired in a patch of military fatigue, but the lady by name Suwaiba Kashimu, from Nasarawa state as investigations revealed, denies membership of the Military.

As at press time, it is not clear the current situation of Kashimu, but Nigerians have joined the captive’s plea for swift intervention by the Nigerian authorities to rescue the hostages. Below is the full list of the captives: Yahaya Tanwua from Adamawa state, Kirenubi Bakari from Adamawa state, Solomon Sini from Adamawa state, Irimiya Ndawa from Adamawa state, Zira Usman from Adamawa state, Sunday Okoye from Anambra state, Bitrus Zakka Bwala, a lecturer with College of Education, Gashua Yobe state, who is from Borno state.

Others are Mukhtar Adam, a Non-Academic Staff with the Bursary department, Federal University of Wukari in Taraba state and hails from Borno state, David Charles from Borno State, Unah Audu from Borno state, Suwaiba Kashimu (the only female) from Nasarawa state, Bashir Abdulhamid with the Primary Health Care Department of Kanam LGA in Plateau state

By Ahmad Salkida

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