… burn down community
Barely 24 hours after killing about 69 people in Foduma Kolomaiya village in the northern part of Borno State, suspected Boko Haram terrorists, on Wednesday morning, again attacked the same village, First News has learnt.
On Tuesday, the insurgents reportedly killed 69 persons in the community located 11 kilometres away from Gazaure town of Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State.
Gubio, 96 kilometres away from Maiduguri, is in the northern part of Borno State.
In addition to the 69 people killed, the terrorists reportedly killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000 other livestock.
First News, however, gathered that the terrorists again stormed the village on Wednesday morning and shot indiscriminately before they set houses on fire in the community.
A security source, who pleaded not to be identified, said that the insurgents stormed the village again at about 6am on Wednesday.
“We got a distress call this morning that the evil arrived at the village where dozens were killed on Tuesday. I cannot ascertain the situation now but the troops would respond swiftly,” he said.
A member of the local vigilance group said many villagers might have lost their lives in the fresh attack on the community.
He said, “We are helpless now. The victims plan to bury their people this morning and now the terrorists came back again after killing of nearly 70 people. They arrived at 6am wreaking havoc on the civilians.
“Many houses in the community have been razed down now.”