Boko Haram mil­i­tants kill 34 in Borno

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ibrahim Sawab, Maiduguri

Thirty four peo­ple were killed by Boko Haram mil­i­tants who at­tacked fish­er­men and trav­el­ers in Kukawa and Ngala lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas of Borno State, lo­cal hunters said yes­ter­day.

The in­sur­gents were also said to have snatched three ve­hi­cles car­ry­ing com­modi­ties val­ued at N8 mil­lion, killing the driv­ers and burn­ing nine other ve­hi­cles.

Though the de­tails of the at­tacks were still sketchy by press time due to lack of means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the area, our cor­re­spon­dent gath­ered from hunters in Maiduguri that the fish­er­men went fish­ing on Sun­day at Duburi and Dabar-Wan­zam vil­lages of Baga town where they en­coun­tered the in­sur­gents.

“In Duburi vil­lage, 14 peo­ple were killed while 17 others were killed in DabarWan­zam vil­lage. All were fish­er­men who just re­turned from their var­i­ous states of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zam­fara fol­low­ing the re­sus­ci­ta­tion of fish­ing ac­tiv­i­ties in the area,” said Al­haji Bunu Bukur, the Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of Borno State Hunters As­so­ci­a­tion.

“Else­where, along Ngala LGA, be­tween Lo­mani and Musne vil­lages, the in­sur­gents on Sun­day at­tacked trav­el­ers, killed three driv­ers, snatched their ve­hi­cles and burnt nine other ve­hi­cles,” Al­haji Bukar said.

Con­tacted on phone yes­ter­day, the Po­lice Spokesman in the state, DSP Vic­tor Isuku, said his Com­mand had no knowl­edge of the at­tacks in Baga, Monguno and Ngala, due to poor net­work com­mu­ni­ca­tion and the dis­tance of the af­fected lo­ca­tions from Maiduguri.

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