Thursday, June 5, 2014

Over 100 killed as Boko Haram gunmen in military uniform attack 4 Borno villages

Boko Haram Gunmen

No fewer than 100 people were killed on Tuesday night after Boko Haram terrorists attacked 4 villages; Attagara, Agapalawa, Ngoshe and Aganjara in the Gwoza local government area of Borno State.

According to reports, the attackers wore military uniform and pretended that they were there to protect the villagers. They then gathered them together and began to shoot them. Some of the villagers who tried to run into the bush for safety were pursued and killed.

The insurgents who reportedly came in terrain vehicles and motorbikes were armed with Kalashnikov assault weapons and rocket-propelled grenades. They also destroyed the telecommunications mast in the villages during the attacks.

"There were deadly attacks on these villages by Boko Haram insurgents who killed a large number of people and destroyed homes. We are still trying to compile a toll of the dead as people on the ground are still counting the number of casualties." Hon. Peter Bive, the House of Reps member for the area at the National Assembly told AFP.

He also stated that the sect men have been daring enough in their actions as they have foisted their flags in 7 villages in the region indicating that those areas are now in their control.

"Boko Haram have hoisted their flags in at least seven villages in the area which they now claim to be under their control," he said.

Also last night, there were gunshots and explosions around the University of Maiduguri, which led to people running helter skelter. The number of casualties could not be immediately confirmed.

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