Oct 21, 2013 – Latest Boko Haram Attack In Borno State: Terrorists Dressed In Army Uniform Murdered 20
Boko Haram Members Kidnapped Women, Robbed Residents In Latest Attack In Borno State
At least 20 people met their untimely death over the weekend in the troubled state of Borno when Boko Haram terrorists dressed in army uniform unleashed terror on innocent villagers.
According to local sources, the attack that started around 6am on Sunday at Logomani lasted for about 3 hours.
The suspected terrorists killed residents observing their early morning prayers in their houses.
“They operated till about 9am; shot dead about 20 people, while many were injured,” said a police source .
We also learnt that over 10 people sustained injuries as police pursued the fleeing terrorists toward Gamboru/Ngala bushes.
Some of the fleeing residents claimed there was rumour of strange movement of persons around the area a week ago, heading toward Marte area, though it was not clear at press time whether the residents informed security agencies in the area.
“We were told that some of the Boko Haram sect members came around and warned some people, but left almost immediately towards Marte. The people, who said they had seen them warned that people should stop coming to the area, where trucks drivers usually came to park and rest before continuing their journey towards Ngamboru/Ngala and Tchad,” Bukar Gana, a resident told journalists in Maiduguri on Sunday.
He also alleged that the insurgents exhorted money from residents and fled with some women.
One of the fleeing residents and a passenger in a commercial vehicle, who narrowly escaped being killed by the sect members, said the attackers stopped the vehicle he boarded yesterday, shot dead three passengers and slaughtered 14 other persons. “Soldiers were alerted, but they fled into the bushes along Gmaboru/Ngala, some on motorcycles,” a source claimed.
“They stopped passengers and the passengers thought they were soldiers because they wore military camouflage until they began to ask them (passengers) to come out of the car; it was then they realised they were Boko Haram,” the source said.
Dikwa, a major town in Borno, located in the eastern part of the state, is about 120 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital. It borders Konduga and Bama Local Government areas, where troops from the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army claimed they killed over 40 insurgents during raids to prevent planned attack on the area by the insurgents.