Janjaweed Boko Haram On Horseback Raids Borno, Yobe Villages Razing Homes

Janjaweed Boko Haram On Horseback Raids Borno, Yobe Villages Razing Homes

By Omos Oyibode | Staff Reporter on April 25, 2016
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Women and children look at burnt out houses following an attack by Boko Haram in Dalori village 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, Nigeria, Sunday Jan. 31, 2016. | AP/Jossy Ola

Gunmen on horseback, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, launched attack on communities of Yobe and Borno States killing at least 21 persons in the attack.

According to The Authority Newspapers, the gunmen who were suspected Boko Haram members, invaded Zango village in Gulani District, in the suburb of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

Eleven persons were reportedly killed by the gunmen in Yobe.

A vigilante member, Aisa-mi Mamman, who spoke with journalists, said that the killing came two weeks after a similar invasion was executed on two communities, leaving at least 20 people dead.

According to him, the gunmen invaded the community in the midnight and started shooting sporadically, scaring the residents into the forest for safety.

It was learnt that they chased the fleeing villagers, and razed down the entire village with fire. He said the entire village was brought down and the people left with no means of livelihood.

He said not less than 11 people were killed and many others severely injured.

He said “They were brought here to Damaturu where they are re­ceiving treatment for gunshot wounds”.

Two female suicide bombers on Wednesday, April 21, 2016, killed 10 persons in Borno State in a camp in Banki, a community reserved for internally displaced persons by Boko haram insurgents.

The invasion and bombing, was said to have commenced in the town at 8am near the border with Cameroon.

“Two female suicide bomb­ers who were initially thought to be IDPs blew themselves up in the camp,” said Khalid Aji, a member of a grassroots community security group based in Konduga, a Borno district nearly 100km from Banki.

“The first one occurred at about 8am and the second fol­lowed a few minutes later. Eight people died and 12 were wound­ed,” he added.

A source said that ten people died from the attack.

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