Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dozens of Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno as villagers repel attack

Boko Haram insurgents, who tried to attack Kalabalge town in Borno North, were said to have been massacred early yesterday by a vigilante group in the town.

A warrior in the battle of Kalabalge who pleaded anonymity disclosed to the Hausa service of the BBC yesterday, that: "We killed many of them [Boko Haram members] today".

Several other residents disclosed that members of the community had received advance information that Boko Haram's death squads were on their way to wreak havoc in the area.

"Once we got the information, we gathered many of our young men and positioned ourselves in surrounding bushes and forests. We were armed with bows and arrows, Dane guns and pump action rifles," said one of the villagers.

The sources added that some 400 Boko Haram militants wearing army uniforms arrived in Kalabalge around 5am in two armoured tanks, eight Hilux pick-up vehicles, and seven sports utility vehicles (SUVS), all painted in Nigerian Army.colours.

The terrorists however received the shock of their lives from the ambush of the community's vigilantes. The Boko Haram attackers were allegedly overwhelmed by the residents' surprise firepower.

A security agent disclosed that the villagers killed several of the attackers and captured no fewer than 10 of them, even though the rest of the terrorists scampered off into the bush, some of them with injuries.

The security source disclosed that some village vigilantes lost their lives while a few sustained gunshot wounds.

Kalabalge community is a few kilometers from Gamboru-Ngala where sect members killed at least 300 people last week Tuesday.

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