Sunday, 29 September 2013

Fresh Attack- Boko Haram Kills 27 And some Others Injured In Borno

Boko Haram insurgents have killed no fewer than 27 people in renewed attacks on villagers around the border town of Gamboru/Ngala in Borno State. A security source hinted that the attackers invaded
Fulatari ward on Wednesday night and launched similar attack at Kanumburi ward at Gamboru town, Ngala Local Government, killing at least 27 people in the separate attacks.
The insurgents first attacked Fulatari ward on Wednesday about 11pm while another attack took place on Thursday about 10pm,” the source said, adding that the insurgents fired on residents and members of the youth vigilance  group while carrying out surveillance on the area. The source also disclosed that six people were killed while four others sustained injuries in Fulatari while 21 people including the Village Head of Gamboru “A” Lawan Ali Shettima died in the Kanumburi ward attack.

Two others sustaining bullet injuries, the source who did not want his name in press claimed.
Chairman of Caretaker Committee of Gamboru/Ngala Local Government, Alhaji Modu Gana Bukar Sheriff who paid a sympathy visit to the victims and their families, expressed shock over the killing. He described the killing by the insurgents as crime against humanity, urging Nigerians to condemn it in its entirety.
The local government boss donated N500 and 200 bags of rice to the youth volunteers (Civilian JTF ) who also lost their colleagues in the attack. He assured them of support of the local government and the Borno State Government in returning peace to the area. He urged them not to be deterred by the incident or relent in their efforts to protect lives and property of the people. He said the injured persons were already receiving treatment in the hospital in the area.

Leader of the volunteers, Jibrilla Adamu thanked the council boss for his concern even as he assured that the killing of some of their colleagues would not dissuade them from their counter-insurgency campaigns, adding that they were determined to make the people of Borno enjoy peace as it were in the past.

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