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Boko Haram insurgents kills 9 burn 3 villages in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents kills 9 burn 3 villages in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Wednesday night burnt down three villages in
Konduga Local Government Area of Borno, in an attack that left at least NINE people dead.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) the insurgents attacked
and set Wanori, Kaleri and Amarwa villages on fire in a two-hour
operation that began at about 9:00 p.m.

Villagers said the insurgents shot indiscriminately, looted food items before setting the villages on fire.

Competent security sources told NAN that the insurgents were sighted on motorcycles along the Alau General Area.

“We suddenly started seen fire from Dalori, Kaleri and Amarwa followed by continuous gunshots from this general area.

“The Alfa jet was quickly deployed to the scene but the insurgents
had taken over the villages as at that time,” one of the security source

A resident of Amarwa, Goni Kachalla, who fled the attack amid the
onslaught by the insurgents, said they were shooting everybody and
people fled in different directions.

“I am yet to locate my family members,” Kachalla said, adding that
the insurgents looted their belongings, shouting Allahu Akbar and
shooting everybody.

Usma Grema, another victim of the attack said all houses in Kaleri
were set ablaze by the attackers, adding that “the jet came and chased
them away. I have lost everything.”

Bello Dabbatta, Head, Emergency Response of the State Emergency
Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed the attack and said the agency had
deployed its personnel to the affected areas.

Dabbatta said that he was yet to get the number of people killed or injured.

Both the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Borno Police
Command also confirmed the attack but said they would respond as soon
as they have details on the incident.
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