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Boko Haram Terrorists reportedly strike again in Borno

It was reported that the terrorists arrived Gumsiri at about 6 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 as Muslims were breaking their Ramadan fast.

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Nigerian soldiers prepare to head off in search for Boko Haram militants outside Maiduguri in Borno State, northeast Nigeria on March 25, 2016 play

Nigerian soldiers prepare to head off in search for Boko Haram militants outside Maiduguri in Borno State, northeast Nigeria on March 25, 2016

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Deadly terrorists sect, Boko Haram have reportedly struck a village in Borno as the Nigerian Army battle to end insurgency.

In a report by SaharaReporters, scores of villagers were massacred as a result of the terrorists' attack on Gumsiri community in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

It was reported that the terrorists arrived Gumsiri at about 6 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 as Muslims were breaking their Ramadan fast.

"Many may have been killed. Hundreds of civilians fled to Damboa town from Gumsiri. The terrorists arrived at about 6 pm and as of 8.30pm, they were still there," Abu Damboa, a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) reportedly said.

It was further reported that some of the fleeing civilians and other sources hinted that the terrorists easily overpowered local hunters because Nigerian Army troops were not in the vicinity to assist.

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"They overpowered our members in Gumsiri. I can't tell you what the casualty figure is now. We just want to appeal to the Chief of Army Staff to deploy troops to all the villages between Damboa and Chibok. We don't have soldiers in Gumsiri," the source was quoted.

The attack is coming shortly after the army confirmed the arrest of a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Aliyu Ahmed, alias "Aliko" on Saturday, June 17, 2017.

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