by ‘Jola Sotubo
Fresh terrorist attacks yesterday resulted in the deaths of not less than 20 persons in Logomani village in the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The attack was carried out by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko haram sect and also caused varying degrees of injury to 10 other people.
The insurgents,who had been pushed out of Maiduguri and into the outlying areas, carried out the attack in Dikwa which is about 65 kilometres away from Maiduguri and close to the forest around Ngamboru Ngala where the terrorists had been forced to hide out following the security crackdown on them.
Bukar Alhaji Gana, a native of Logomani, said that about a week before the attack, there was a rumour that some members of the sect were seen heading towards Marte area, where a terrorist camp was located before it was destroyed by the Joint Task Force, JTF.
He said: “We were told that some of the Boko Haram sect members came around and warned some people, but left almost immediately towards Marte, close to Lake Chad Basin.”
It was learnt that the attackers, dressed in military uniforms, also left with some of the women and also collected money from some of the truck drivers in the area.
A passenger who narrowly escaped death, told newsmen that the attackers shot three passengers and slaughtered 14 people before someone alerted them that soldiers were coming. They fled on their motorcycles into the bush.
At press time, there was no report from the military authorities on the issue as the acting spokesman of the 7 Division Nigerian Army, Captain Aliyu Danja, could not be reached for comments.
Boko Haram is not business, why do we quantify it in terms of ”loss of
lives and property”, ”gain of notoriety”, ”success of military
campaign against evil”,”foreign aids” ,”reconstruction contracts in
adversely affected areas”, ”arms and ammunition sales”,
”international agreements to STOP IT”
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