Boko Haram Kills 7 In Fresh Borno Attacks As Civilian JTF Arrests 4 Insurgents
BEVERLY HILLS, August 05, (THEWILL) – No fewer than seven persons were killed Monday night in fresh Boko Haram attacks on four Borno villages.
The attacks, which were confirmed to THEWILL by a security source, craving anonymity, was also corroborated by a member of the local youth vigilante group, known as Civilian JTF.
Local sources said the insurgents attacked Malari and three other neighbouring villages in Konduga local government area of the state, Monday night.
“The communities are remote and it was not immediately known by troops in Konduga,” a soldier craving anonymity said.
This came as the Civilian JTF member disclosed that the rampaging gunmen insurgents stormed Malari first before proceeding to the other three villages.
“The casualty was minimal because people fled as soon as they heard about the Malari attack. That is why the casualty figure is seven,” he said, adding “our men counted the corpses when they went to evacuate the dead ones after the Monday attack.”
However, the state chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who is an indigene of the area, Mr. Bukar Dalori, informed the state governor, Kashim Shettima, who visited the place Wednesday that nearly 1,000 local residents were displaced by the Monday attack.
“It was a coordinated attacks on our people again as Boko Haram invaded Malari, Kaleri and other places nearby,” Bukar told Gov. Shettima as
over 600 internally displaced persons (IDPs) were seen at a public primary school near Malari on Wednesday during the governor’s visit.
The governor's visit however came on a day four suspected Boko Haram members were arrested by the Civilian JTF in a raid on the insurgents' hideouts after an earlier attack .
A Civilian JTF member, Adam Kolo, told THEWILL the suspects were arrested in Malari village in Konduga Local Government area of the state.
According to Kolo, “All four suspects who are locals of Malari village were disowned and exposed by their families on return to the village.
“We arrested them today (Wednesday) after his father handed over them to us, then they led us into bush where the two remaining hid themselves. ”
He said one of the suspects confessed to being member of Boko Haram upon interrogation just as the suspects were paraded before the Gov. Shettima who visited the area to assess the level of damage during Monday’s attack.
Speaking during the visit, Shettima said new camps would be opened in the area where hundreds of people have being displaced by recent attacks.