Scores killed as Boko Haram attacks Jakana in Borno

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BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI

In what appears to be an endless war in troubled Borno State with daily incidences of attacks, Boko Haram terrorists invaded Jakana Village of Konduga Local Government Area  yesterday killing scores of residents after setting ablaze houses, shops and a police station along the Maiduguri-Damaturu road.

Jakana is located 40 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital, and about 20 kilometers from Mainok village which was destroyed by terrorists, Sunday night.

People look at the wreckage of a car, yesterday, after two explosions killed over 35 people in a crowded neighbourhood in Maiduguri, Borno State, weekend. Photo: AFP.

People look at the wreckage of a car, yesterday, after two explosions killed over 35 people in a crowded neighbourhood in Maiduguri, Borno State, weekend. Photo: AFP.

The attack in Jakana is coming barely 12 hours after some suspected terrorists on Sunday laid an ambush on Mafa Council area, killing over 36 people including three security operatives.

Sources told our Correspondent that “the gunmen who invaded Jakana village at about 7pm on Monday started shooting sporadically using AK47 rifles, Rocket Propelled Launchers, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs, which led to the killing of many people with the destruction of their homes.”

Another source said, ” the terrorists came into Jakana at about 7:30pm, wreaked havoc on the community before they fled at about 2am into the Sambisa forest.

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