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Boko Haram kills 6 in fresh Borno village attack

By Ndahi Marama

MAIDUGURI – Six people were reportedly killed while one person sustained gunshot injury when suspected members of Boko Haram sect invaded Goniambari village in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state.

The insurgents, according to sources also burnt down some houses and vehicles using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs before looting foodstuffs and livestock.

File : NIGERIA, Maiduguri : This photo shows razed homes in Mainok, outside Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, on March 6, 2014. At least 74 people were killed in attacks on March 1, 2014 in villages near Maiduguri, blamed on Boko Haram militants, taking the overall death toll this year beyond 300, with no apparent end in sight to the carnage. Gunmen dressed in military fatigues and armed with powerful assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and explosives laid siege to the village of Mainok, killing 39. AFP PHOTO
File : This photo shows razed homes in Mainok, outside Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria,

The incident according to a fleeing resident, Mallam Modu Abari took place on Monday between 6:30pm to 7pm.

Goniambari village is south and 15 kilometres from Beneshiekh, the council headquarters of Kaga Local Government of the state. Kaga is  about 80 kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.

Saturday, last week, four members of the Civilian JTF and a volunteer were killed with four others injured when their Hilux patrol vehicle stepped on a landmine in Buma village in Ngamdu District of Beneshiekh.

All efforts to get confirmation from the Police Public Relations Officer of the Borno state Command, Mr. Victor Isuku proved abortive .


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