Details Of How Boko Haram Beheaded Four Civilian JTF In Maiduguri
On Saturday May 20, 12 volunteer members of the local vigilante, civilian Joint Task Force and residence of Dalori-1 IDP Camp of Maiduguri, Borno State, had set out to the bush to hunt for games which they either cook to beef up their protein needs or sell to earn some cash.
In what was supposed to be a usual hunting activity, the IDPs ran into a gang of Boko Haram insurgents who attacked and beheaded four of them named Wali Fanne, Ibrahim, Chacha, and Baba Karemi.
Premium Times reports that Alai Goni, an IDP from Bama, he said that six of the IDP hunters managed to run back late afternoon of Saturday to inform them at the camp that of the attack by Boko Haram fighters.
“When we waited for the six others to return and they did not, we decided to go in search for them. About 6km away from the camp, we came to a riverbank and we saw a man watering his horse. The man simply pointed to us where the corpses of the four slain men were dumped. We became suspicious of him and we had to arrest him and bring him to the security personnel at the gate of Dalori-1 camp.
“Unfortunately, we could not immediately find the decapitated heads of three of them; we only found three bodies without their heads, while the fought one whose head was not separated from his body, had some kind of sharp word forcefully driven into his forehead.”
The source said the heads of the four beheaded persons were later found early Sunday morning, and were buried by their fellow displaced persons.
Speaking to the incident, Abba Kalli, leader of the Civilian-JTF blamed the victims for embarking on such “dangerous expedition”, after they had been severally warned that it was dangerous for them to wander away from the camp.
“It was indeed a sad occurrence for us yesterday,” he said.
“Four of them were beheaded; two were captured and taken away, while the rest six managed to escape. We have severally warned them going even 2km kilometres away from their camps in that axis is very dangerous because the Boko Haram insurgents were there in the bush. But they refused to heed to warning, by insisting on going to hunt in the bush”.
“They have been buried according to the Islamic rite this morning,” said Kalli who confirmed that the slain victims were all IDPs from Bama who later volunteered to be members of the Civilian-JTF.
Dalori camp is about 1.5km from the University of Maiduguri that has been a target for Boko Haram suicide bombers in the past weeks.