10 killed in Boko Haram separate attacks in Borno villages

At least 10 persons were confirmed dead with scores injured when a group of Boko Haram terrorists who rode on 10 bicycles from Sambisa Forest invaded Mairi Mmumbe village, near Dalori District of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday. The Vice- Chairman of the Civilian JTF in charge of Konduga, Mallam Ahmed Tijjani, said. The insurgents, who stormed the village at about 8:30PM on Friday, also burnt down the whole village with displacement of hundreds of residents. On a fact finding mission in the company of the Senator Representing Borno Central, Senator Kaka Bashir Garbai, and other members of House of Representatives, including Hon. Kadiri Rahis representing Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Sunday Vanguard witnessed the carnage first hand. This is even as Boko Haram insurgents on Monday allegedly attacked a group of firewood traders in Jawu village, about 8 kilometres from Auno town of Kondiga, west of Maiduguri. According to Modu Mai Ali, a relation to one of the affected victims, the firewood traders numbering about 15 were on their way to purchase firewood from the forest for onward delivery to Maiduguri when the insurgents from Sambisa Forest laid an ambush and opened fire on them, killing five persons in the process. Modu Malaram, an Islamic cleric and father of 7 in the deserted village said, “we just finished the night prayers and I was listening to local news on radio when suddenly, some strange men approached our home and started firing in all directions”. Malaram added,”how we managed to escape still remained a mystery to me and my family but I lost my Arabic student who was the only one shot dead by the insurgents while the four other women which the community lost were burnt beyond recognition in their huts”, he further stated.

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