- Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, February 21, struck again in Borno state
- The terrorists killed five IDPs in Damboa local government area
- This is coming at a time when troops of the Nigerian Army are still in search of students kidnapped in Niger state
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Not less than five Internally Displaced Persons were killed by Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday, February 21, in the Damboa local government area of Borno state.
According to a local vigilante in the area, Abu Damboa, the slain persons went in search of firewood in the morning of Sunday but never returned.
Damboa said a search operation was conducted in which they discovered five bodies not far from the camp, Daily Trust reports.
“We got the report to that some IDPs were missing. So, we swang into action but later found five of them killed two kilometers away from the scene where they were falling trees.
“It was disheartening to see fellow human beings slain like animals, they were all displaced persons."
Confirming this, a humanitarian source who spoke on condition of anonymity said:
“Information received was that eight IDPs who went in search of firewood outside Damboa town some 6-8kms were abducted. Five dead bodies out of the eight missing IDPs were recovered this morning."
In his conversation with journalists, Gumi said the bandits he met said they do not know the whereabouts of the abducted Kagara students.
He, however, explained that according to the commander of the bandits, those who kidnapped the students belong to another gang entirely and investigation will be made to secure their release.
“I am not part of any negotiations. We just met some of these militants trying to dissuade them from their militancy.
“We asked them about what happened and they said they know the group that abducted the bus and they said they will intercede and see that they are released."
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