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Published On: Fri, May 23rd, 2014

Again, Boko Haram razes Borno village, kill 29

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boko-haram-groupFrom Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night launched another attack in Chukungduoa village, Ngala local government area of Borno state and killed 29 people.

Similarly, hundreds of people were rendered homeless as several houses, shops and vehicles were burnt by the rampaging gunmen.

The latest attack occurred within 48 hours after similar incidents in which the insurgents also killed 29 persons, when they stormed stormed two villages in Damboa and Askira Uba local government councils of the state.

Sources said, the attackers, who were armed with sophisticated weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices ( IEDs) drove into the area around 11pm in 15 vehicles and several motorcycles.

They have reportedly started burning houses and opened fire on all those that rushed out to escape, killing 29 villagers on the spot, while several others were wounded.

It was learnt that some of the victims died of gunshots while, others were allegedly crushed to death by the insurgents’ vehicles.

A resident, Malam Bakura Mustapha Alhaji, who spoke to newsmen on phone said they were amazed by the attack as it came barely 10 days after the security earlier deployed to the area had withdrew.

He said, the whole buildings in the village were completely razed down with only three structures remained untouched.

According to him, 29 dead bodies were still lying on the streets, as most of the villagers who are supposed to perform burial rites for them have fled.

“Presently, we have counted 29 dead bodies who still laying the streets. The whole houses and shops were razed down; the village is deserted with no any presence of security operatives.

“Some of our people have fled to Gamboru-Ngala tiwn, while others fled into neighbouring Cameroon villages. We are calling on government to consider our plight and came to our aid”.

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