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NIGERIA: Shettima Ali-Monguno Abducted in Maiduguri

 Dr. Shettima Ali MongunoElder statesman and former petroleum minister, Dr. Shettima Ali Monguno, was on Friday kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram, in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The Nigerian educationist, and one of the most respected living indigenes of the troubled state was abducted at the Mafoni ward of the troubled town which has long been a stronghold of the fundamentalist group, shortly after the Juma'at prayer.

Report of the abduction emerged just as the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) appealed to politicians not to politicise the clashes between military and members of the Boko Haram sect in Baga, Borno State which resulted in many civilian casualties.

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