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Boko Haram kills 38 in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents also stormed some hamlets close to the food reserve silos around Molai, along the Maiduguri-Damboa road, killing about 28 persons.

Details were sketchy at the time this report was filed, but a civilian JTF source, who participated in evacuated the corpses from the scene of the attack, said the insurgents tied their victims to stakes like animals and slaughtered them.

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He told Daily Trust on Sunday that many people sustained injuries in an ensuing stampede as the residents fled in all directions.

The source said the corpses and the injured were taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

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Also, in two attacks earlier in the day, suspected Boko Haram insurgents killed at least 10 persons while 20 others were injured, according to vigilante and CJTF sources said.

The first incident occurred on the outskirts of Molai village in Jere Local Government Area at about 9:30am yesterday. Daily Trust on Sunday gathered that the gunmen opened fire on famers, killing eight of them.

A vigilante source said the attackers stormed the farmlands where the people were harvesting their farm produce.

“As I am speaking to you, eight persons have been confirmed dead, while 15 sustained serious injuries as a result of gun shots by insurgents who attacked our people this morning on a farm land near Molai.

“Most of the people affected are from Mondugannari area, who went to the farm early morning to harvest their farm produce,” the vigilante source said.

And at about 1 pm yesterday, the insurgents carried out a second attack. They attacked an area called Caterpillar near Ajilari cross, Airport Area in Maiduguri, and killed two persons and injured five others.

They also burnt down three tricycles and a motorbike.

When contacted the North-east Zonal Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Bashir Garga, said “something like that happened”, adding that he would get back to our correspondent on the matter.

“I am still working on it but something like that happened. As you know, when something like this happens, we can’t rush to the scene until we get clearance from the military, but kindly exercise patience. I will get back to you”, he told our correspondent via phone.

He was yet to get back to him at the time of filing this report.

Military authourities are also yet to comment on the attacks.

 


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