Boko Haram terrorists attack herdsmen in Borno

Boko Haram terrorists attack herdsmen in Borno

- The terrorists clashed with the herdsmen in a remote town and got the upper hand, carting away cattle in the process

- Borno police chief Damian Chukwu confirmed the attack and noted that investigations are ongoing to recover the lost cattle

- He also confirmed the slaughter of a man in his bed at home in Maiduguri by unknown persons

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Monday, May 28 attacked herdsmen at a town in Borno state, carting away some cattle.

Daily Sun reports that the attackers clashed with the herders at remote Pumbum bush in Askira/Uba local government area in the southern part of Borno on Monday afternoon but word of the attack only got to the state capital Maiduguri on Tuesday, May 29 morning.

The Borno state commissioner of police Damian Chukwu, has now confirmed the incident.

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The police, he said, has yet to confirm the number of cattle carted away by the attackers.

He disclosed that the police also received report that a man was slaughtered on his bed in Maiduguri, on Monday evening.

He said the deceased was reported to have stayed at home while his family members went for the Muslim evening prayers (Isha) at a nearby mosque at Bulumkutu area of the metropolis.

They, however, found him on his bed in a pool of blood when they returned home.

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“At about 22:01 hours (10:01pm) yesterday (Monday), the lifeless body of one Umar Tela of Bulumkutu area,Maiduguri, was found on his bed in a pool of his blood.

The deceasd reportedly remained at home as family members went for Isha (evening) prayers in a nearby mosque only to return home and met him slaughtered by unknown persn(s),” Chukwu said.

Meanwhile, reported on Monday, May 28 that four people were killed and seven others injured in a Boko Haram attack in the restive town of Konduga in Borno.

The commissioner of police in the state, Damian Chukwu, told reporters in Maiduguri that the jihadists detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at a village known as Mashimari in the Konduga local government area on May 27, killing the four people.

Chukwu said that two of the dead were civilians. He, however, did not explain the identities of the other victims.

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