The chief of Talari village and his son have been murdered in their sleep by members of the terrorist sect, Boko Haram.
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The incident took place in the early hours of Monday, September 19, with the victims having their throats slit.
Two other villagers have been reported dead after being shot by the assailants during their escape.
One of the officials of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno state, Abbas Gava, confirming the incident to newsmen on the phone, said,
“The gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of Monday and they stormed the home of the village head, Ba’ Lawan, where they slaughtered him and his son.
“After killing the village head and his son, they burnt his home down and as the villagers began to run for their lives, the gunmen opened fire on them killing two persons, while many of them escaped with injuries”.
Mr Gava revealed that Talari village, an agrarian community in Damboa Local government, located between Kilakia Village and Chibok, and other remote communities in the area which share boundaries with Sambisa forest, have been experiencing increased attacks from the insurgents.
Unfortunately, most of this kind of attacks are hardly reported due to the remote nature of the communities which are hardly ever protected by security operatives.