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Boko Haram kills Council Chairman, 53 others in Borno


Boko Haram insurgents have launched fresh attacks at Askira/Uba, Biu and Hawul local government areas, resulting in the death of 54 persons, including a former council Chairman, who returned to Askira/Uba barely one week ago.

This came less than 48 hours after the killing of 145 Nigerians by the dreaded Islamic sect at Kukawa and Monguno local government areas.

The Street Journal gathered on Saturday that some of the residents were killed on their farms, while others lost their lives at home.

It was gathered that 29 people were killed yesterday (Friday) when the terrorists attacked Mussa village in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

Manu Kansila, a resident of Mussa said the attackers crossed a river near Yimradi Gwandam, another village in the area.

 “The terrorists were running away from assault by Nigerian troops because they have attacked many localities today before coming to our village.

“Askira Uba is a border town between Borno and Adamawa, states while Mussa village is 36 kilometres away from the border”.

“They came in broad daylight and opened fire on unsuspecting people. We are now preparing to recover corpses from the bushes, but so far, 29 people have been confirmed dead” he added.

It could be recalled that in another attack, in the early hours of Friday, Boko Haram insurgents reportedly trailed about 13 of their “defecting” members and killed 11 of them in Miringa village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

Sources said the “defecting” members were forcefully conscripted by the terror group several months ago.It was gathered that when they saw the opportunity, the defecting members fled a base in Gwargware village in nearby Yobe State and joined hundreds of internally displaced people taking refuge in Miringa.


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