Boko Haram Kills 20 In A Fresh Attack

Boko Haram Kills 20 In A Fresh Attack

The deadly Boko Haram sect has launched a fresh attack on Malari and other communities in Konduga local government area of Borno state, killing 20 people and injuring many others.

Opadokun Aderemi, police commissioner, meanwhile said that only 9 people were killed, while 10 others were seriously wounded.

A local Mustapha Abubakar, who escaped to Maiduguri, said the terrorists came on motorcycles and Toyota Hilux cars on Saturday night, shot at anybody they came across.

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He said: “We fled into the bush and after they left, we returned to pick some of our belongings. I counted 20 corpses; some were slaughtered, while others had gunshot wounds. The corpses were all over the streets of the village.

“Government has to do something, otherwise they will continue to kill innocent citizens. Every surrounding village, which are not far from Maiduguri, had been taken over by the insurgents, as most of them are residing around the area.”

Opadokun Aderemi, police commissioner confirmed the onslaught saying:

“Today, September 27, at about 2a.m., suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked Malari village, Konduga Local Government Area.

“Nine persons were reported killed, while 10 were injured. The village is not far from Alau Dam that supplies water to Maiduguri and its environs.

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“The injured are being treated at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospi-tal. Security is already beefed up to forestall a recurrence, as investigation progresses.”

Malari village is South-East of and about 35 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital, and had suffered series of deadly attacks in the past.

The ruling APC recently praised the Nigerian army for its successful operations in the fight against the Boko Haram sect.

It has also assured Nigerians that the insurgents can be overpowered within the time given by President Buhari.

 

Source: Legit.ng

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