- Boko Haram terrorist stormed 4 villages in Borno state on Wednesday, August 23
- 27 people were reportedly killed in the attack while several others were injured
- No less than 12 people are still missing after the attacks
Boko Haram insurgents, on the night of Wednesday, August 23, attacked 4 villages in Nganzi Local Government Area of Borno state, killing no less than 27 people.
Legit.ng learnt that the terrorists attacked the Abachari, Kote, Uda Lawanti and Wokilli villages, all in the same local government area, at about 9:30pm killing 15 people and leaving several wounded.
A member of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) who spoke with Sahara Reporters said: “The attacks happened in the villages on Wednesday night, but it was this morning that we brought fifteen of the corpses and buried them in Nganzi town.
“As I am speaking with you many women and children are still missing.”
A military personnel who also spoke to the press about the incident said that: “The Boko Haram fighters burnt down the villages. They looted livestock and grains. Nothing was left in the villages. Some of the lucky ones are now taking refuge in Nganzi."
The terrorists continued the attacks on Thursday, August 24, by invading Mallam Moduri and Kijimatari, two villages in Guzamala local government area.
A witness said: “At least seven people lost their lives in Kijimatari village when the terrorists opened fire on the civilians who were sleeping and six others sustained various kinds of injuries.
“Five others were killed and many wounded at Mallam Moduri village around 3 a.m.”
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Legit.ng earlier reported that some Boko Haram insurgents have killed more than 15 people following a raid on Gakara, a suburb of Kolofata in Cameroon’s restive far north, which is regularly hit by the terrorists.
Eight people were also abducted in the attack which occurred in the night of Thursday, August 24. According to tweets by Bisong Etahoben, an international investigative journalist, the insurgents burnt several houses during the raid.
Watch Legit.ng video of survivors of Boko Haram talking about the horrors inflicted by the terrorists: