Boko Haram Kills 300 In Fresh Attacks In Borno

Boko Haram Kills 300 In Fresh Attacks In Borno

By Joy Abobi | News Reporter on May 7, 2014
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Picture taken from a March 5, 2013 video shows Abubakar Shekau (C), the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, flanked by two armed and hooded fighters in an undisclosed place. (Photo Credit: AFP/Boko Haram)

Not fewer than 300 people were killed when members of Boko Haram with sophisticated guns and amoured vehicles invaded  Gamborou Ngala town in Borno state on Monday, May 5, 2014.

Gamborou, which is cited along Nigeria-Cameroon border is the administrative headquatres of Ngala local government of the state, about 200km from Maiduguri, the capital city.

According to sources, the security forces who had deployed to the area earlier, moved to the Lake Chad axis when they received vital information  that some gunmen were seen with abducted schoolgirls around the area.

The gunmen targeted a local market and fired random shots into the crowd before moving into the town to cause more havoc.

Senator Ahmed Zannah confirmed the killings and disclosed that the gunmen spent 12 hours wrecking havoc on defenseless civilians while almost all the shops and houses in the area were burnt to the ground by the insurgents.

Senator Zannah,  disclosed in a BBC Hausa report in Maiduguri  Tuesday, May 6, 2014 revealed that many people were injured, while surviving victimslost  their homes in the attack.

“The attackers stormed the communities in the night when residents were still sleeping, setting ablaze houses, shops and residents who tried to escaped from
the fire, were shot.”

Initially there were many security operatives in the town to secure the residents from possible attacks.

However upon receiving information over the movements of insurgents with kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls towards Lake Chad area,they withdraw and moved further to confront the gunmen.

It was just an hour after their withdrawal that the terrorists invaded the town, shooting everyone at sight and setting buildings on fire. So far 200 vehicles and thousands of houses, shops and an outfit of the Nigerian Customs Service, (NCS) were all burnt”, he explained.

“It is really a terrible situation, we had wanted to rush relief materials to the area to provide temporary succor to the victims. But we were prevailed upon by security agents to shelve our plans on security reasons.”

 The attackers were armed with dangerous weapons comprising of Armored Personnel Carries , (APC), Improvised Explosive Devices, (IEDs), petrol bombs, assault rifles and Rocket Propelled Launchers (RPGs).

Senator Shehu appealed to the state and Federal Government to assist the area with resources towards rehabilitating the victims.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Why do they always attack a few minutes after the Withrawal of security personnel. This trend just shows there r moles in the military and top military officers supporting this sect. God save Nigeria.

  2. Terreble situation, i wil just advice d federal government to look for a way of dialogue with d insurgence

    Terrible may Allah save us

  3. I THINK THIS IS NOTHING BUT WAR AGAINST NIGERIA AND NIGERIAN PEOPLE.I LIKE TO SAY DIALOUGH WT THIS USELESS ANIMALS CALLED BOKO HARAM AFTER CAUSING ALOT OF HAVOC TO NIGERIA NATION IS NO ISSUE.LETS GO WAR WAR WT BH.I LIKE YOU TO KNOW THAT IF WE COME TO TERM WT BH,IN THE NEAREST FUTURE THEY WILL WANT TO HOLD NIGERIA HOSTAGE.NIGERIA IS BIGGER THAN BOKO HARAM,BOKO HARAM WL SOON DIE AWAY.

  4. God have mercy on us quick recovery to those are injured in born and also may the soul rest the perfect peace to the Muslim who died in this recent attack

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