Borno state which has been thrown into mourning in the past weeks following several attacks by the dreaded Boko haram sect was on Monday attacked again by gunmen suspected to be Boko haram insurgents, killing nine villagers, injuring several people and burning churches and houses.
This attack on various communities around the rocky mountains of Gwoza town of Borno State is coming two days after Alagarno village in the state was attacked by the same group killing about 20 people and demanding N250,00 from the villagers.
The insurgents who also hoisted their flags in Ashigashiya ward of Gwoza Local Government Area and are currently celebrating in the area which they have now declared their headquarters and are said to be planning another attack on the villages, according to residents who spotted them while hidding for fear of their lives on tall rocky hills.
A local government official, Nglamuda Ibrahim who said the insurgents have gathered at Izhaghathagwa mountain in preparation of another attack while speaking with journalists in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, said:
“As we speak now, I am still receiving distress calls from them, they were all crying and calling for help; no soldier or police official had gone there yet.
“The Boko Haram gunmen mounted their flags in Ashigashiya which is now like their headquarters,” he said.
“In last night’s attack, six churches were burnt, eight persons were killed and several others seriously injured. We cannot count the number of houses that were burnt in Chinene village of Chikide-Joghode-Kaghum ward,” said Mr. Ibrahim. “They also attacked Amuda village where one person was killed and several others injured”.
Nglamuda Ibrahim who called for assistance from the military authorities to save the villagers mentioned the names of some of those killed in Chinene village as Bulama Dajiba, Bulama John, Haruna Wadda, Bitrus Kurma, Haruna Kwatha, Haruna Waruda, and Shaibu Galva.
He said. “We have a detachment of soldiers that were deployed to Gwoza but none of them cares to go behind the mountains, even though everyone hears the sound of the shootings there”.
Meanwhile a top security personnel who confirmed in Maiduguri said “we all have received the report from Chinene village. It was really another sad episode there” saying that the hoisting of flag in Ashigashiya happened since three weeks ago, and said he was surprised that security forces have not moved to the area.
The Boko haram insurgents have carried out so many havoc in Borno state, from kidnapping over 200 Government school girls in Chibok on April 14, to killing over 300 people in an attack on May 7 and displacing countless others from their home in different attacks.
Although the federal government recently declared state of emergency on Borno among other Northern states like Adamawa, Borno and Yobe that has not stopped the Insurgents from carrying out their dastardly attacks.
Angered by the horrible massacre by the Boko haram sects, some women in Attagara and Kawuri villages in Gwoza and Bama Local Government areas of Borno State, on May 26, Monday were reported to have repelled attacks on their community by suspected Boko Haram sect members who had stormed the village on motorcycles.
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