Boko Haram Kills 15 In Borno
A fresh attack by the Boko Haram militia group has left no fewer than 15 persons dead in the remote village of Mussa in Askira/Uba Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.
The attack occurred around 8pm on Monday, March 14, 2016 after the terrorists stormed the village and threw explosives at civilians.
The terrorists had previously planted improvised explosive devices (IEDs) along the roads connecting Mussa-Wambio villages, according to Sahara Reporters.
Eye-witnesses disclosed that at least 11 persons were killed in the attack while an unspecified number of others were injured.
Four members of the local vigilante groups were killed and six others injured as they attempted to rescue residents.
The six injured vigilantes are currently receiving treatment at Uba General Hospital.
A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in Mussa district revealed that two suspected Boko Haram members have been arrested in possession of some provisions stolen from the village on Monday, March 14, 2016.
He said: “It was around 8pm last night when Boko Haram attacked us. We engaged them but later they started throwing explosives at civilians and our members.
“They killed nine people including three children and scores were wounded.” He added after Boko Haram ransacked the village, they looted foodstuffs and livestock from the area.
“It is just unfortunate that our people have started coming ahead of rain season these bad people came and attacked us again.”
According to him, two suspects were arrested on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by the Civilian JTF members in Kilisha village of Damboa LGA.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari received an award in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 for successfully routing the Boko Haram insurgents, despite the obvious strongholds of the insurgents in the country.