- Indigenes of Gwoza insist Boko Haram terrorists still control some villages
- This is contrary to the claim of the army that they have been wiped out
- They said the terrorists now give judgments and settle dispute for the villagers
Indigenes of Gwoza local government area of Borno state have revealed that Boko Haram terrorists still control some parts of the villages saying the claim by the military was wrong.
The army has insisted that it has taken control of villages that were once under the control of the terrorists but Gwoza indigenes said this was false.
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According to report, they claimed that except the local government headquarters and Pulka, where the returning refugees from Cameroon and displaced persons brought back from Maiduguri and other areas are kept and protected by the military, other places were under the control of the terrorists.
According to Musa Mohammed, he and his kinsmen have vowed not to return to Gwoza until it is fully liberated from the terrorists who are currently gathered behind the Mandara Mountains
Suleiman Nasir who is an IDP at Bakassi Camp in Maiduguri said many people are reluctant to return home due to fear of terrorists attacking them.
He said: “I am from Ngolollo, my village is still under the control of Boko Haram fighters. I cannot go back home.”
He noted that places like Kunde village, Zalidva, Gava2, Kughum, Hadawa and Hadakaya were still under the control of the terrorists.
He said: “They are the authorities in all these villages. Whatever is the problem of the people, they are the ones that would judge cases, settle dispute and give sentences.
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“Those who went to the village and ran back said they no longer kill unnecessarily as they did before. They only execute people who refused to abide by instructions or fail to do certain task given to them, or those they suspect take information to the military either in Pulka or in Gwoza town.”
Meanwhile, Boko Haram terrorists invaded Korongilim village near Chibok local government area of Borno state and razed the village to the ground.
According to reports, the terrorists arrived the village around 8pm and met a deserted village after villagers were alerted to their presence by a rogue gun fire.
The terrorists who were said to be on their way to the village was stuck in the mud and in efforts to pull out the vehicle, there was an accidental discharge by one of the insurgents.
This consequently alerted the villagers and saved them from untimely deaths.
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