The dreaded and ferocious Boko Haram sect are on it again as report has emerged that the terrorists group had launched an attack during the weekend on little villages in Borno state, killing over 43 people.
According to Borno state police commissioner, Mr Aderemi Opadokun, the terrorists on Friday attacked villages of Kalwa, Misala and Gwollam, all under Monguno local government area of Borno state, leaving 43 poor villagers dead either by gunshots or by slitting their throats with blades or knives.
The commissioner, however assured high military presence in the said area.
In the same vein, a senior member of the Vigilante Group of Nigerian (VGN) in Monguno local government, Mr Haruna Bukar, shed more light on the incident
“Boko Haram terrorists had on Friday night attacked Misala and Kalwa, which are two neighboring villages. The two villages are located not more than 17km from Monguno town on the way to Marte.
“They operated for hours on that night while setting houses ablaze; at the end of the deadly operation, 43 persons were found dead either killed by gunshots or slaughtered like animals. They did not stop there, they also attacked some other villages around the area, but luckily those villages were long deserted; so they went ahead to set the houses ablaze.”
He added that the gunmen had attacked Dankyali village on Saturday night, even though he could not ascertain immediately if there were serious casualties.
“One cannot say immediately if there is any dead or injured casualty in the Dankyali attack of Saturday; it is usually very difficult getting to communicate during attacks because of lack of communication networks”, he concluded.