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Scores killed as Boko Haram invades Borno villages

BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI

Gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect invaded Dille Village in Askira-Uba Local Government Area of Borno State and opened fire on residents, setting ablaze three churches, including the Church of Brethren in Nigeria (EYN),as well as, shops and residential buildings.

Displaced residents said, the attackers stormed their community in the early hours of Monday at about 6:00am from Sambisa forest area.

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, on March 6, 2014.

Although the attack is still ongoing as at press time, sources said, the attackers were heavily armed with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), anti aircraft guns and Rocket Propelled Launchers.

The source added that he cannot give the exact number of casualties as the incident is ongoing, but said that many lives are feared killed in the attack.

He also said that two Air Force fighter jets have arrived Dille to repel the attacks.

Details later.


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