Boko Haram attacked travellers, killed 8, abducted other passengers - Borno residents

Boko Haram attacked travellers, killed 8, abducted other passengers - Borno residents

- Boko Haram insurgents have continued their attacks in the northeast despite the efforts of security operatives

- The insurgents attacked travellers at about 8pm on Sunday, April 12, at a tiny hamlet called Yana-Yakiri

- A resident narrating a recent attack in a village said the terrorists killed eight people and kidnapped others

A report by Premium Times indicates that Boko Haram gunmen attacked and killed at least seven passengers on Sunday night, April 12.

Some residents who live in Auno, a village in Borno state near the spot where the attack happened have revealed how the incident led to the loss of more lives than earlier reported.

Though the Nigerian military is yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report, more revelations on the attack have emerged.

Malam Bunu, a local security operative, and resident of Auno, giving an account of the incident said the insurgents attacked vehicles from both sides of the road at about 8pm at a tiny hamlet called Yana-Yakiri.

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According to him, Yana-Yakiri is just a stone throw distance from Auno village and not far from the cattle route through which the insurgents normally take to carry out attacks.

Boko Haram attack travellers, kill 8, abduct other passengers - Borno residents
Despite efforts by security operatives, Boko Haram is still wrecking havoc
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He said: “The driver of the first vehicle refused to stop when he saw them, so they opened fire and the impact of the shooting ignited a fire on the vehicle.

“The driver and other vehicles coming from behind were forced to stop and the gunmen ordered everyone to alight amidst shootings.

“Two persons were instantly shot dead while about 13 others were dragged into the bush in two different vehicles. We later got to learn that one of the vehicles broke down in the bush and the insurgents had to shoot the passengers at a spot about 2km away.”

Modu Gana, another Auno resident, confirming Bunu’s statement said residents of the village recovered six corpses of those killed after they traced the path of the insurgents the following morning.

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Gana said: "We tried to trace paths used by the insurgents because we heard shootings and people said they suspected that the abducted persons may have been killed. And when our vigilante group moved in, we found the corpses of the six persons shot near the vehicle that broke down. That makes the total number of corpses to be eight."

Unfortunately, one of the deceased was identified as Musa, from Auno, a wood breaker who travelled to Damaturu and was attacked on his way back.

Gana on his part added that seven other people were abducted in a second vehicle.

However, Amodu Musa, the secretary of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), said he was yet to track which park the attacked vehicles were registered.

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