Boko Haram changes killing tactics, kills 18 youths with knives, abducts many at Banki IDP camp

Boko Haram changes killing tactics, kills 18 youths with knives, abducts many at Banki IDP camp

- Boko Haram insurgents have allegedly killed 18 youths in an IDP camp in Borno state

- The terrorists are said to have used knives and swords to perpetuate their evil acts

- They reportedly kidnapped young girls and women in the process

Suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents have reportedly attacked and slain 18 people at the Internally Displaced Camp, IDP, in Banki town, Bama local government area of Borno state on Thusday, August 30.

According to reports, the terrorists sneaked into the IDP camp and murdered at least 18 youths at about 11 pm and forcefully took away many others, including young girls and women, Sahara Reporters reports.

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They didn't use guns or bombs, but swords and shaped knives, a security source claimed.

"We got the report about 18 persons found dead in the Banki IDP camp on Friday morning, the attackers believed to be suspected Boko Haram terrorists who perpetrated the evil act."

Another source said the terrorists abducted civilians at Modu-Perobe Area, near the cemetery of Banki town bordering with Cameroon, the news outlet also reports.

"They entered and checked if there were men in the tents, and not an elderly men or women. The people murdered were young men even many are missing people are able girls and boys."

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that the minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed claimed there is no resurgence of Boko Haram contrary to insinuation in some circles.

Mohammed debunked the insinuation of resurgence of Boko Haram in a remark to the media during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations in his country home, Oro, near Ilorin.

He said that some recent tragic events, including bombings and the abduction of some staff of the University of Maiduguri, were antics by the insurgents.

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