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‘Running For Their Lives’: At Least 27 Massacred After Islamists Attack Villages In Northern Nigeria

The report doesn’t mention the identity of the victims, but it isn’t hard to figure out who these killers were targeting

Qur’an Sura 2:191-193, “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out, for persecution [of Muslims] is worse than slaughter [of non-Muslims] … and fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for Allah.”

By Ola’ Audu, allAfrica – “At least 27 persons were killed in two separate attacks carried out by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in the border towns of Borno State, government officials and security sources said.

The Chairman of Gamboru-Ngala Local Government Area, Modu-Gana Sheriiff, told journalists that the 27 persons died when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists attacked Fulatari and Kanumburi wards of the local government.

He said the attacks occurred on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

‘The first attack occurred about eleven o’clock in the evening on Wednesday while the second was carried out last Thursday at about ten o’clock in the evening,’ Mr. Sheriff said.

‘In the first attack, six people were killed and four others sustained injuries in Fulatari. While 21 people lost their lives in the second attack including the Village Head of Gamboru Lawan Ali Shettima, and two others sustaining bullet injuries and are now receiving treatment’.

The Council Chairman spoke to journalists after condoling some families of those killed by the insurgents.

The council chairman donated N100, 000 and a bag of rice to each of the families of the deceased.

He also donated N500, 000 to members of the youth vigilante whose members were also among those killed.

The military spokesman in Borno, Sagir Musa, could not be reached for comments, but a security source, who wouldn’t want to be named as he is not authorized to speak to the press, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES.

Meanwhile, farmers in the rocky valleys of Gwoza hills in the border area of Borno are fleeing their abode following series of threats from Boko Haram terrorists who are currently hiding in the area.

A local government official, who doesn’t want to be named for security reasons, said ‘our people are running for their lives from their settlements in Fadagu and Izge-Bita settlements because the Boko Haram who are still hiding on top of the rocky hills are warning of an impending attacks on them.’ Read more.

Flashback: Nigeria: Islamists Massacre At Least 161 During Attack On Travellers In Borno State – “Environmental officers yesterday recovered 87 more corpses of travelers killed by suspected Boko Haram gunmen during an attack on Maiduguri-Damaturu road near Benisheik town in Borno State on Tuesday. This was in addition to 55 bodies earlier picked up on Wednesday … Apart from the 142 travellers, also killed in the attack were 2 soldiers, 3 policemen and 14 villagers, bringing the total death toll to 161.” Read more.

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