7 killed as insurgents ambush travellers in Borno
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.