Boko Haram militants kidnapped unspecified number of teenage girls and killed no fewer than four persons in Bam village, about 7 kilometers away from Buratai village, the home town of Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
A resident of the area who fled to Miringa town, Mallam Ali Bam told DAILY POST that the insurgents stormed the village at about 3:30 am and set ablaze the whole village, after killing four people.
He said, “the Boko Haram terrorists separated teenage girls from married women, set ablaze the whole village and fled with the girls unchallenged; the attack lasted for some hours before they left.”
In a related development, some Boko Haram terrorists have also attacked and burnt down Gajiganna village of Magumeri local government area of Borno state, killing three persons, including a soldier.
They also carted away a lot of foodstuff.
A member of the Civilian HTF from the area, Mallam Aliyu Jibrin told DAILY POST that the insurgents, who came at about 8:30pm on Friday started shooting sporadically to scare people.
“I believe it was a revenge mission because recently, we arrested over 17 Boko Haram insurgents and handed them over to the military”, Jibrin stated.
Another resident of the area who does not want his name in print said “we have been advising the civilian JTF and security agencies that most of those coming with cow trucks to buy foodstuffs are Boko Harams members but they have refused to do something about it.
“I am calling on the Federal government and the military authorities to do something about the pockets of insurgents in the bushes and villagers before they regroup and start attacking big towns and villages.”
Source: Daily Post
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