Horrified Residents Flee As Boko Haram Writes Letter To Borno Towns

Horrified Residents Flee As Boko Haram Writes Letter To Borno Towns

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on November 28, 2014
Boko Haram Borno Sambisa Forest
Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to a Islamist extremist group Boko Haram former camp on June 5, 2013 near Maiduguri. | Quentin Leboucher/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of residents of Kukawa and Gubio towns in Borno State have reportedly fled the area following a letter purportedly from the Boko Haram insurgents informing them of their intended attacks in their areas.

After receiving the letter, the residents fled to Maiduguri, where most of them are currently residing in refugee camps.

A senior official of the Borno State government confirmed the incident, stating that it was wise for the residents to flee, considering the incessant acts of terrorism Boko Haram has unleashed in the region.

A resident of the village, Modu Kaka said they had unleashed attacks on neighbouring local governments.

He said, “They had attacked other local government areas around us. So when we received threat letters from Boko Haram that they would attack us soon, we all had to flee for our lives. We heard what happened to people in Damasak where a similar threat was made and carried by Boko Haram.”


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