Boko Haram: Again, scores killed, houses razed in Borno

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BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI

UNSPECIFIED number of people in Damboa Local Council of Borno State were feared dead when some gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram launched another attack on the area, yesterday.

Exactly two week ago, some terrorists invaded Damboa town and killed several people including the Commanding Officer of 195 Battalion, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, 15 soldiers and six policemen. During the attack, Saturday Vanguard gathered that many people sustained various degrees of injuries as the insurgents burnt many houses, shops and public buildings.

A reliable source said, “this morning scores of people may have been killed following another deadly attack on residents of Damboa by Boko Haram gunmen who had a field day in the town. Although, I also learnt that the arrival of Airforce fighter jet assisted in repelling the attackers and many of the terrorists may have lost their lives in the encounter”.

According to an official of the Nigeria Vigilante, who said he spoke with some of this men in the village, the gunmen swooped on the villagers at about 5am and began the massacre.

He said a handful of youth vigilante group, known as Civilian-JTF and some few vigilante officials were available in Damboa to complement the effort of the security forces in protecting the people there”.

 

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