29 Killed as Boko Haram Fires Rocket Launcher into Market in Borno
The recurrent attack by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect took another turn on Saturday as members of the sect attacked a market in Ngurosoye village in Bama Local government area, killing at least 29 people
It was gathered that the insurgents came in hundreds of motorcycles and six Hilux vans and began shooting sporadically as they threw rocket launchers on traders in the market.
A security source who confirmed the incident said they counted 29 lifeless bodies apart from several others who were wounded.
He said, “the situation is deteriorating with the killings increasing by day.
“I think it is high time government allowed us to move into this Sambisa and destroy all these evil people”.
This is the third time insurgents are attacking the market since their activities began in 2009.
Ngurosoye village, which is about 56 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, is also a gateway into the dreaded Sambisa forest.
The attack started since the youths joined the Civilian JTF in the hunt for Boko Haram insurgents, particularly in the Bama.
A resident of Bama town who spoke with our correspondent earlier said the people heard rumour of possible attack on the area by the insurgents about two weeks ago.
Attempts to get comments from the Borno state Police Commissioner Lawal Tanko and the spokesman of the 7 Division Nigerian Army, Col. Muhammad’s Dole did not yield result as at the time of filing this report.
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