Boko Haram Kills 22 in Two Separate Attacks in Borno
No less than 22 persons were killed in one of the strings of attacks by members of the Boko Haram sect in Borno on Friday.
15 of the 22 persons killed met their end when some members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists group laid ambush on them at about 2:30pm, along Maiduguri -Mafa- Dikwa Road.
Mafa is about 45 kilometres East, while Dikwa is about 70 kilometres drive from Maiduguri that had suffered series of deadly attacks by terrorists in recent times.
Sources said, the gunmen who wore military camouflag uniforms disguised as soldiers on the main road, and intercepted three vehicles with two heading towards Dikwa, while the other was from Gamboru Ngala, a border town with Cameroon Republic before opening fire on the occupants killing over 15 of them with the injuring of 7 others.
Security operatives were said to have been drafted to the place immediately after the incident, but unfortunately, they only met those killed and the injured in the pool of their blood as the attackers have fled into the surrounding bushes after the carnage,” a source said.
On the other attack, 5 members of vigilante youth popularly known as civilian JTF when two suicide bombers suspected to be member of dreaded Boko Haram sect in a golf saloon Volkswagen car laden with Improvised Explosive Device, IEDs rammed into a security checkpoints in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state. The two suicide bombers also lost their, while other vigilante youths and passersby sustained serious injuries and fire burns.
Konduga is about 40 kilometres drive from Maiduguri Metropolis which had witnessed series of deadly attacks with the killing of over 50 worshippers in a Mosque during Asba/ morning Prayers.
Sources said the two suicide bombers outsmarted the military operatives at their checkpoint when they were intercepted, but pleaded with the soldiers on duty to allow them go without been searched as they were already late for the Jumaat prayers.
The sources said as soon as their plea was granted by the soldiers they freely allowed pass, and when they approached another checkpoint of the Civilian JTF just few metres away from the Military post, they detonated the explosives killing five of the vigilante youth including the suicide bombers.
It was gathered that the remains or mangled bodies of the civilian JTF members died in the blast have since been buried according to Islamic rite in Konduga, while the injured were rushed to undisclosed hospital in Maiduguri where medical personnel were battling on how to save their lives.
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