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Boko Haram: 29 Killed In Fresh Borno Attack As Villagers Flee To Cameroon

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, (THEWILL) â€' Rampaging Boko Haram gunmen Wednesday killed no fewer than 29 persons in a fresh attack on Chukungduoa village in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

The village is located some few kilometres from Gamboru Ngala, which was attacked by the gunmen a forth night ago.

The development, according to local sources, has however driven the people of the area into the neighbouring Cameroon Republic where they are currently seeking refuge.

The attack on Wednesday, according to a resident, Mallam Bakura Mustapha Alhaji, came barely 10 days after the withdrawal of military troops from the village.

The fully armed gunmen were said to have stormed the village in 15 vehicles and several motorcycles at about 11am , unleashing terror on the people, killing 29 persons and setting most of houses and shops in the village ablaze.

But another local source disclosed to THEWILL that apart from those killed, many others who sustained varying degrees of injuries from gunshots from the invaders 'are now receiving treatment at one of the hospitals in Cameroon Republic.'

The entire village, was said to have been completely burnt, leaving only only three structures , while the 29 dead bodies are said to be still lying on the ground as most of the villagers have fled to Cameroon.

'As I am talking to you now, we have counted 29 dead bodies lying on the streets. The whole houses and shops were razed down, the village is deserted with no presence of security operatives.

'Some of our people have fled to Gamboru Ngala council area, while others fled into neighbouring Cameroon villages. Please I am appealing to you to tell government about the situation we found ourselves, it is really shockingthe source said.

Though the Police Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, DSP Gideon Jubrin, could not be reached for a confirmation of the attack when filing this report, a top security operative, craving anonymity, confirmed the attack to THEWILL.