Two Borno Villages Rout Boko Haram
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, May 26, (THEWILL) â€' Boko Haram gunmen were totally routed In two attacks on both Attagara village in Gwoza Local Government Area and Kawuri village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
â€ŽLocal sources told THEWILL that the insurgents suffered great defeat when they attacked Attagara village Friday evening as the villagers repelled the attack on their community.
The gunmen who stormed the village on motorcycles were said to have met some women as they were entering the village.
'As they wanted to hit the women with the stick in their hands their hands were hung in the air.
'Three of the insurgents on seeing this took to their heels with seven others having no such luck as the women alerted the people of the village who mobilised to the place and lynched the seven,' a resident of the village said on Monday.
In the second attack on Kawuri, Monday morning, many of the Boko Haram gunmen were killed by a combined team of men of the Vigilante youth popularly called the Civilian JTF and the military.
'We were able to kill many of the terrorists who invaded our community yesterday night, at about 1am, they came in droves but withthe assistance of the security operatives and residents, we repelled the attack.
The attackers were very sharp in picking dead bodies of their colleagues on the streets, even this morning, there are three dead bodies of the attackers recovered while many died in the bush when we pursued them through the Sambisa forest', a member of the Civilian JTF, Mallam Mamman Yakubu, said.
'We are not interested in arresting these beasts but rather to kill them. Arresting Boko Haram suspects would not solve the war against terror, because their members hardly give information on their modus operandi after being arrested.'
Yakubu disclosed that none of the villagers was killed nor any house or property destroyed by the gunmen, saying the villagers gave the invaders a surprise as they had already had a prior information of the planned attack and had prepared against them.
A top security operative, craving anonymity, confirmed the incident, saying three corpses of the insurgents were recovered Monday morning in Kawuri. He added that more of the insurgents were killed in a nearby bush of Kawuri when they attempted to flee back into Sambisa Forest
Kawuri, with a direct linkage/road to Sambisa Game Reserve has been under Boko Haram siege for so long.
Early this year, more than 100 persons were killed in the village and property worth millions of Naira destroyed Boko Haram gunmen invaded the village. Kawuri is about 60 kilometres drive from Maiduguri, the state capital.