Friday, 10 April 2015

20 Killed In Fresh Attacks By Boko Haram In Borno State

At least 20 people have been killed in Borno State on Thursday, April 9, in an attack suspected to have been carried out by Boko Haram militants.

Eyewitnesses said the attackers invaded Dile village in Askira Uba area of the state around 2 a.m in several vehicles. The reportedly burnt houses and killed anybody in sight.

A resident, Ibrahim Usman, who fled to Mubi said about 20 persons were killed and many were injured during the attack.

“Dozens of Boko Haram fighters attacked our village ‎at about 2 a.m. and killed 20 people,” Usman said. “Many of us fled to the bush to avoid being killed. Everybody was running for his life. We don’t know the whereabouts of our family members.”

Another resident, Gambo Abakura, said ”Most of the insurgents had turbaned their heads; others in quasi-military uniform, chanting Allahu Akbar, meaning Allah is Great.”

According to Premium Times, a local vigilante in Askira, Mallam Baba, confirmed the attack.

”Yes, there was an attack because many residents had fled to Mubi and they told us the insurgents have several camps in the bush around the area from where they wreak havoc on villages,” he said.

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