- The fight against insecurity has been dealt a massive blow again
- Over 70 people have been reportedly killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack in Borno
- Many houses and properties were brought down to ruins as terrorists invaded Faduma Koloram village
A score of villagers numbering over 70 has been killed by men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, during a fresh attack in Borno state.
The attack, which was carried out in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno, was said to have been unleashed on helpless locals around 12pm.
Credible sources told multiple media that the attackers also killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000.
Legit.ng gathers that before attacking the Koloram village, the Boko Haram members had earlier unleashed terror on the residents of Malam Karamti village and Daban Shatta.
They accused the villagers of spying on them before torching every household, leaving the village in ruins as locals who managed to escape the onslaught returned in tears with their loved one soaked in blood.
“It is the most deadly attack in recent times. The location of the village made rescue mission a bit difficult,” one of the witnesses said.
“Many people were killed and others missing because the attackers waylaid the village in broad daylight, surrounded it and opened fire.”
The attack, which came amid ongoing coordinated efforts by the Nigerian military against the security challenges in the northwest region of the country, has not been confirmed by Sagir Musa, spokesman of the Nigerian Army.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that as insecurity continues to pose threats to the peaceful existence of Nigeria, the House of Representatives has decided to subject the service chiefs to an inquiry.
During a plenary on Thursday, June 4, the federal lawmakers at the lower chambers raised eyebrows against the security potholes and rise in attacks in some states.
They resolved that the atrocities committed by bandits and Boko Haram terrorists grossly betrayed the efforts and commitment of the federal government towards the security of the country.
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