Boko Haram Attack: 10 Killed, Houses Set Ablaze in Borno

Boko Haram Attack: 10 Killed, Houses Set Ablaze in Borno

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect have invaded villages of Kawuri District and Fori of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, killing 10 residents including three members of the civilian JTF.

This is happening in not less than 24 hours after gunmen attacked boarder communities of Logomani villages between Dikwa – Gamboru Ngala and Cameroon Republic killing over 20 civilians including motorists.

Kawuri District is one of the big villages in Konduga council area, along the Maiduguri-Obama Federal Highway which is about 60 kilometres away from Maiduguri, and 20 kilometres to Obama Council Area which had witnessed series of attacks and killings of both civilians, soldiers, policemen and prison warders.

A woman passenger who simply gave her name as Madam Hauwa Musa said that she was among the early passengers from Mubi town to Maiduguri a day after the attack in Kawuri villages.

“Yes, I was among the passengers that boarded a taxi from Mubi to Maiduguri, and when we reached the villages along the main road, we saw some buildings being consumed by fire with the presence of security operatives and men of the vigilante youths popularly addressed as civilian JTF, by then the attackers have fled into the bushes”, she narrated.

The gunmen also succeeded in setting ablaze some residential houses and public building such as a clinic and a primary school.

Although details of the attack is still sketchy, unconfirmed report showed that the gunmen numbering about 30, using two Hilux vehicles and motorcycles with arms and ammunition, Rocket Propel Launchers including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), stormed the village at about 3 o’clock and started ordering residents to come out from their houses before they opened fire on them.

They later threw explosives on some private and public structures. It was gathered that the three vigilante youths killed were on a mission to arrest the gunmen who fled the area after the attack, but luck ran out on them as they clashed with the fleeing terrorists in a bush at Fori village before they were shot dead by the attackers.

The acting spokesman of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Captain Aliyu Danja and the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gideon Jubrin could not be reached for confirmation as at the time of filing this report.


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