Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Boko Haram attacks three villages in Borno, scores feared dead

Boko Haram insurgents again on Tuesday attack Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State and nearly razed three villages.

The insurgents were also said to have killed scores of people in Amuda and Ngoshe as well as Attagara, where they shot nine worshippers to death in EYN Church on Sunday. Thirty seven of the attackers were however killed by Attagara villagers who mobilised and confronted them.

A source in Maiduguri reportedly told Punch correspondent that the insurgents came back in full force to attack Attagara on Tuesday because of the loss they suffered on Sunday.

The source reportedly said, "The fury was just too much as they (attackers) virtually levelled every structure in the already desolate village.

"Many of our people had already fled knowing that after the killing on Sunday, they (insurgents) would pay another visit.

"The fear came to pass as the insurgents stormed Attagara this (Tuesday) morning but met nobody and in a fury, they set all standing structures in the village on fire."

He added that the insurgents moved from Attagara to neighbouring Amuda and set almost all the buildings there on fire before they went to Ngoshe.

According to the source, an Air Force jet arrived Ngoshe and started dropping bombs several hours after the attackers had almost sacked the entire village.

Security authorities in the area could not be reached for comments due to poor telecoms services.

Source: Punch

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