No Soldiers in GWOZA in the last 10 days - victims

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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Victims of insurgency attacks in GWOZA town of GWOZA local government area of Borno state, northeast, Nigeria have told newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital shortly on arrival from Gombe that, contrary to claims even from the military that their men are in GWOZA town fighting terrorists , only boko haram members are in the town.

The victims who were brought to Maiduguri on Thursday, by a reknown activists, Professor Hauwa Biu gave the startling revelation on arrival.

According to one Zakariya Ibrahim, "there has not been any military presence in GWOZA town in the last ten days except if the military authorities want to tell Nigerians that, those occupying the trouble town are not Boko Haram insurgents."

Speaking to newsmen, Ibrahim said, it is only God that knows why they are still alive. " What we have seen with our eyes is something we never thought we would see in our life time. Corpses littered everywhere in GWOZA and every street have been turned into a graveyard. It was the women who were burying corpses as no man is spared by the sect members who took control of our town."

Narrating their ordeals, he said, "we started hearing the sound of gunshots at about 5:pm that fateful day while sitting in front of our shops. before you know it they were everywhere and we took to our heels. Those who fell by their bullets we could not wait to carry, and those of us who are still alive did not know how we made it to the mountains. We got there anyway, some with broken limbs others with torn muscles and some of us with broken arm or gunshot wounds. They pursued us to the mountains and we continued through the night until God, in his mercy, helped us to escape."

He said anyone that comes from behind came with news. According to them, the last of their group met them at Madagali on Wednesday 13th, 2014, with the same news that there is not a single soldiers in GWOZA, as the sect. Members continue to kill whoever they see.

Another victim, Binta Sani told newsmen that, she ran away with her sisters because the sect members told them that, they were bringing their women to settle with them in GWOZA. According to her, they left their aged parents and their sick brother at home with their fate in God's hand.