Gunmen kill district head, 19 others in Borno villages
Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members again struck in Sabuwar Kasuwa of Hawul LGA of Borno State yesterday, killing a district head and his guard. Eighteen other villagers were killed when the insurgents stormed Wala village, 130 kilometers southwest of Maiduguri in Gwoza LGA of the state around 7:00am yesterday.
A local council official said in the past four months, dozens of villages had been sacked and hundreds of people killed in Gwoza which shares borders with the Republic of Cameroon.
“Honestly speaking, we are in a difficult time. Deaths and destructions have become a daily affair. 18 people were killed in Wala this morning by the Boko Haram gunmen”, he said as other residents added that before the Wala attack, the gunmen had attacked SabonKasuwa village around 8pm, killing the district head and his aide. A security source confirmed the incidents.
“Yes, there was an attack in Wala and Sabuwar Kasuwa. A very sad development despite our efforts,” he said.
Vehicles queuing for fuel at Mobil filling station along Jikwoyi road in Abuja yesterday.