7 killed as in­sur­gents am­bush trav­ellers in Borno

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hamza Idris, Maiduguri

Seven people in­clud­ing pas­sen­gers and driv­ers were killed Satur­day when sus­pected mem­bers of the Boko Haram blocked the Maiduguri- Biu road, wit­nesses said.

It was gath­ered that af­ter the killing, the in­sur­gents stormed Gwar­gube, a nearby vil­lage where they sum­moned the vil­lagers and threat­ened them to co­op­er­ate or be killed. A youth vig­i­lante mem­ber in the area said they were well armed.

“They stopped the ve­hi­cles and killed seven of the oc­cu­pants. Many oth­ers were in­jured and taken to hospi­tal in Maiduguri. In Gwar­gube, they vowed to kill the vil­lagers and burn their prop­er­ties if they co­op­er­ate with se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives. They did not kill any­one there,” he said. The Maiduguri- Biu road had recorded sev­eral at­tacks in the past three years.

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