Boko Haram Sacks Shawa Community, Many Missing

Members of Boko Haram struck Sunday morning in the remote village of Shawa, in Askira Local Government Area of Borno State, and sacked its inhabitants.
This was made known by the leader of the youth vigilance group in the area, Istifanus Apagu.
The leader of the Civilian JTF in Mussa district, who said he visited the scene moments after the attack, disclosed on Monday that the insurgents who rode on bicycles attacked the village on Sunday.
He said they burnt down the entire village and injured many residents, adding nothing was left in Shawa village.
Apagu said the militants believed to have a camp in Kalkasa village in Damboa LGA burnt down all the houses in the village whose inhabitants had just returned recently.
He said: “They (insurgents) came on bicycle around 4am on Sunday morning while people were sleeping and started opening fire on the helpless civilian as the villagers fled into bushes but many were critical injured.
“No lives were lost but the whole village was set ablaze and nothing was left standing. In fact, they went away with the six bicycles.”
He said several villagers were still missing.
He called for establishment of a military base in the area so that returnees can feel secured in their homes.

Author: News Editor

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