At least 70 vulnerable Nigerians have been reportedly killed on Sunday afternoon, December 20, when Cameroonian troops invaded Kirawa-Jimni village in Gwoza local government area of Borno state, demanding for the whereabouts of some Boko Haram fighters whom they had been chasing.Following the incident, many of the villagers have reportedly fled the community.
It was learnt that the neighboring soldiers invaded the community, demanding for the whereabouts of some Boko Haram fighters whom they had been chasing.
According to one of the residents, Muhammed Abba,“We didn’t know what was going on but the Cameroonian troops suddenly appeared and began to ask us for Boko Haram terrorists”.
“Before we could say a word, they started firing: that scared most of us, and we began to run; but the soldiers opened fire and many people died. Those that went back on Monday found over 70 corpses littering the ground”.
Borno state Spokesman of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Abbas Gava, also confirmed the incident.
He said: “From the reports we have received from fleeing residents of the villager who called from Ashigashiya, near Cameroon, they said the soldiers were in hot pursuit of the Boko Haram terrorists who ran into Kirawa-Jimni. The soldiers did not waste time upon arrival as they immediately opened fire on the villagers”.
The irate troops even went on to burn the homes of the villagers, causing them to flee.