Boko Haram Continues Onslaught, Kills 34 in Borno, Yobe; Hoists Flag

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The sect, regardless of the global presence and effort to secure the release of the girls, continued its attack on communities in Buni-Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, where it killed 34 people, including armed forces personnel and policemen.

Amongst the casualties that were said to have been gunned down in a two hour siege by the sect on monday evening, are 14 soldiers and 11 policemen, including a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and a Divisional Crime Office (DCO).

Residential quarters such as the area court and district head’s residence and office, the palace of the Emir of Buni-Yadi, Alhaji Muktar Ali Gangaran, were also vandalised by the insurgents.

A resident of the area, one Malam Modibbo Kawu, said the insurgents drove into the town in several Hilux vans on which they hoisted the sect’s flag, they moved straight to the military formation in the town from where they launched the attack. They also deployed an armoured personnel carrier (APC) to prosecute the attack.

It was also reported that suspected terrorists attacked the Chinene village in the Chikide-Joghode-Kaghum Ward, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, leaving nine persons dead and setting ablaze six churches and residential houses in the same fashion as they did earlier, hoisting their flags as well to show conquest.

Identifies of 7 of the nine who died are Bulama Dajiba, Bulama John, Haruna Wadda, Bitrus Kurma, Haruna Kwatha, Haruna Waruda, and Shaibu Galva.

Ada Igboanugo

Ada Igboanugo

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