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Boko Haram in Another Offensive in Borno, Kills Six


Another offensive by members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect in Borno village of Goniambari, Monday, is reported to have claimed six Iives, leaving one person with gunshot injury.
The insurgents, which invaded Goniambari village in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state, according to sources, also burnt down some houses and vehicles using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs before looting foodstuffs and livestock.
Over 74 people were killed in attacks on March 1, 2014 in villages near Maiduguri, blamed on Boko Haram militants, taking the overall death toll this year beyond 300, with no apparent end in sight to the carnage.
The incident according to a fleeing resident, Mallam Modu Abari took place on Monday between 6:30pm to 7pm.
Goniambari village is south and 15 kilometres from Beneshiekh, the council headquarters of Kaga Local Government of the state. Kaga is about 80 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.
Saturday, last week, four members of the Civilian JTF and a volunteer were killed with four others injured when their Hilux patrol vehicle stepped on a landmine in Buma village in Ngamdu District of Beneshiekh.
All efforts to get confirmation from the Police Public Relations Officer of the Borno state Command, Mr. Victor Isuku proved abortive .

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