A group of suspected Boko Haram militants on Wednesday, May 6 attacked Ngulde Village of Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, the incident which left 20 dead, including 12 terrorists, it emerged Sunday.
20 killed as terrorists attack Borno village
Report says the terrorists collaborated with some residents of the village at about 12 noon, which apparently eased their invasion of the village.
Report says the terrorists collaborated with some residents of the village at about 12 noon, which apparently eased their invasion of the village given the heavy presence of soldiers around that zone.
The village is 40 kilometres away from Chibok Local Government Area and shares local border with Sambisa forest.
The terrorist killed eight residents in the attack with several others injured, which after they razed some houses, shops and places of worship.
A resident who escaped the attack told Vanguard, “with quick intervention of members of vigilantes (Local hunters), no fewer than 12 of the insurgents were killed while others fled with various degrees of injuries.
“Our village came under deadly attack on Wednesday when some group of terrorists armed with AK47 rifles, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol bombs, invaded our village claiming many lives in the process while properties worth millions of naira were destroyed. Our vigilante group confronted them and repelled the attack, killing a dozen of the terrorists.
“As I am speaking to you now, most of our people including old, aged parents have fled the village as the terrorists vowed to come back and sack the whole village”
Another resident said, “the terrorists killed eight of our people including an 80 year old man, injured several others and looted foodstuff and livestock before they also met their waterloo from the hands of our Local hunters.”
The Nigerian Army continues it onslaught on Boko Haram's stronghold, Sambisa Forest, but as it seems, terrorists are still very much tucked in forest.
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