Suspected gunmen kill fifteen people in fresh attacks
No fewer than 15 people have been slaughtered by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in coordinated attacks on two communities in Jere Local Government Area of Borno state.
According to reports, the insurgents struck the Kofa village at midnight and started shooting, which lasted about an hour into the early hours of Friday.
It was learnt that they equally attacked Molai Kura and Molai Gana where they slaughtered some people. Many residents reportedly fled their homes to take cover in the nearby bush.
Sources said a top member of a vigilante group, Bukar Ali Musty, said farmers while working on farmland in Jere local government area of the state.
According to him, the farmers were working on their farmland near Molai, on the outskirts of Maiduguri on Thursday when insurgents attacked and beheaded them.
“At least 15 bodies were evacuated this morning, the attacks took place yesterday (Thursday).
“Seven farmers were beheaded while working on their farmland and the attackers also slit the throats of eight other harmless civilians in their homes,” he said.
Another civilian JTF who was part of the evacuation team, raised concerns over the attacks, saying all stakeholders must wake up to ensure it doesn’t continue.
“It was a sad development considering the progress that we have made in the months without any attacks on communities.
“I was there this morning. I can’t imagine seeing my fellow human being slaughtered like a ram. All those bodies that we recovered were found in the pool of blood and I think we all need to rise to tame this enemy of peace,” the source said.