Weekend of Agony for Borno Villages as Boko Haram Kills 30

It was a weekend of orgy as over 30 people have been reportedly killed by Boko Haram in Borno villages on Friday, Saturday.

The villages attacked by the insurgents are in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

In a multiple attacks, Boko Haram members, were said to have raided the communities in two separate raids.

Yakshari village was attacked around 10am on Saturday where the insurgents assembled the residents in a mosque before opening fire on them killing 22. That happened a day after the militants ambushed some villagers returning to their community killing eight people.

A witness, Buni Saje reportedly said that some people were said to have sustained gunshot injuries in Yakshari where five of the injured have been taken to the hospital in Biu while others are nursing their injuries in the village.

Three ladies were said to have been kidnapped by the attackers as livestock, grains and other valuables were also carted away in two vehicles snatched from residents while two others that could not start were set ablaze.

A trader from Yakhari, Adamu Yalam also said that the insurgents riding on motorcycles stormed the village and asked them to assemble in the mosque for preaching. There, they opened fire on the assembly leaving 22 dead and many others injured.

“They came in large numbers and some covered their faces with turban. They were armed with sophisticated weapons. The village is about 10 kilometers from Damboa but we could not go to Damboa because soldiers have blocked the road and banned motorists from plying it. There are no soldiers around our villages and we have no GSM network. I am calling you now from Biu,” he said.

 

Author: News Editor

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