Gun­men kill 18 in Borno

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ibrahim Kabiru Sule

Gun­men sus­pected to be mem­bers of Boko Haram have killed 18 people in Goza town of Borno state, BBC Hausa Ser­vice re­ported yes­ter­day.

One of the people who es­caped from the killings said armed men, who ap­peared with mil­i­tary uni­forms, bar­ri­caded the road leading to Goza town and killed 18 trav­ellers.

“When they stopped us in the mid­dle of the bush, we thought that they were Nige­rian soldiers, be­cause their uni­forms looked like that of the Nige­rian soldiers and they were car­ry­ing so­phis­ti­cated weapons,” he said.

Asked on how they es­caped from the at­tack, he said “they did not kill us be­cause they dis­cov­ered we were not from Goza.”

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