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Boko Haram Terrorists kill 56 in Borno

The insurgents were said to have attacked Baanu village in the Nganzai Local Government Area of the state on Friday, August 28, 2015.

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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima. play

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.

(Borno Government)

Boko Haram terrorists have killed 56 people in a remote Borno community, Governor Kashim Shettima has said.

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima. play

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.

(Borno Government)

The insurgents were said to have attacked Baanu village in the Nganzai Local Government Area of the state on Friday, August 28, 2015.

Boko Haram terrorists play

Boko Haram terrorists

(Nigeria Monitor)

 

This was disclosed by Shettima on Saturday, August 29, while presenting gifts to parents of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. play

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

(Poshya)

 

Shettima said:

“Boko Haram crisis is a calamity that befalls us, as the insurgents do not discriminate against anybody before they kill.”

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)

 

“Just yesterday (Friday) they killed 56 people in Baanu village of Nganzai Local Government, as I am speaking to you their corpses still litter the streets of the village.”

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

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau with some of his fighters

(AFP)

 

The attack was also confirmed to Vanguard by a fleeing resident, Yuram Musa, who said:

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno State flee a Boko Haram attack on March 13, 2015. play

Residents of Maiduguri, Borno State flee a Boko Haram attack on March 13, 2015.

(Twitter)

 

“We had to flee into the bush and hide and after they left, we return back to pick some of our belongings. I counted 68 corpses, some were slaughtered, while others were with gunshot wounds. The number of those killed is worrisome as corpses littered the streets of the village.”

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