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Boko Haram 150 killed while fleeing from terrorists in Yobe

Some of the victims were shot while the others drowned while trying to escape from Kukuwa-Gari.

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About 150 people have died in Yobe State after an attack by Boko Haram insurgents, reports say.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

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Some of the victims were shot while the others drowned while trying to escape from Kukuwa-Gari.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau with some of his fighters play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau with some of his fighters

(AFP)

 

The terrorists reportedly invaded the village on Thursday, August 13, 2015, and opened fire on residents.

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The sect leader Abubakar Shekau, flanked by his subordinates.

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“They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately many residents who tried to flee plunged into the river which is full from the rain. Many drowned,” Modu Balumi, a resident of the village told AFP.

People carry a banner with an image of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau as they protest for the release of the abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, along a road in Lagos May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION) play People carry a banner with an image of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau as they protest for the release of the abducted secondary school girls in the remote village of Chibok, along a road in Lagos May 12, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION)

 

“By our latest toll we have 150 people either (shot dead) or drowned in the attack. The gunmen deliberately killed a fisherman who tried to save drowning residents of the village,” he added.

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Boko Haram insurgents

 

“Boko Haram gunmen attacked our village on Thursday which led to the deaths of around 150 people. Most of the victims died in the river while trying to escape. The gunmen opened fire on the village forcing people to run to safety,” Bukar Tijjani, another villager said confirming the attack.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

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“Most residents, particularly women and children, ran towards the river in confusion. They were pursued by the gunmen, who kept firing at them. In the frantic effort to escape they jumped into the river, which was full to the brim,” he added.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau play

President Muhammadu Buhari and Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

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President Muhammadu Buhari has given Nigeria’s military three months to defeat the sect and end its activities.

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