Reports have emerged that the militants of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram, have slaughtered at least 30 ethnic Fulani herdsmen during a raid in Alau village in Borno State at the weekend.
The Guardian Newspaper gathered that the militants in droves attacked the village and wrecked havoc on the people and livestock.
The coordinator of the Fulani Miyetti Allah Association in the North East, Amadu Kusur, said, “one of the herdsmen escaped and confirmed to us that he is the only survivor.”
The insurgents also laid hands on women and children, even as they stole livestock in the attack, which took place on April 24, Babangida Ali, the brother of one of those killed in Alau, said.
This is coming against the backdrop of umpteenth claims by the Nigerian Army that the war against the ferocious Islamic death cult is almost over, as it has continued to regain captured areas from the sect, which has waged a violent seven-year campaign to impose its version of Islamic law on Africa’s most populous nation.
Meanwhile, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have continuously intensified clearance operations on the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East.
It is in this vein that troops of 231, 331 Battalions and elements of Armed Forces Special Forces Battalion, accompanied by some vigilantes, conducted a clearance operation at Doksa village aimed at clearing the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the area.
The team cleared all the routes in the general area as well as suspected hideouts of the Boko Haram terrorists before arriving and clearing the terrorists out of their enclaves in Doksa 1, 2, and 3, as well as Sabon Garin Doksa.
The troops also dominated the area with heavy artillery shelling against other registered locations of Boko Haram terrorists at Buga Dam, Golgore and Lariski villages.