Six slaughtered in Borno by Boko Haram


It is strange what is happening in Nigeria. Since the Vice President , Prof Yemi Osinbajo was Acting President , there was no killing by Boko Haram but immediately President Mohammadu Buhari returned , killing started again. Why?

Just yesterday, at least six (6) people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, burning houses and looting food supplies, a local militia leader and residents said on Sunday.
Boko Haram militants arrived in trucks at Mairari village, 10 kilometres (six miles) from the garrison town of Monguno in Borno state, on Saturday evening, firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades. “In the confusion, the Boko Haram gunmen seized six men and slaughtered them,” militia leader Babakura Kolo told AFP from the state capital of Maiduguri.

“The bodies of the six victims were found this morning (Sunday) when residents returned to the burnt village,” Kolo said. A village resident, Aisami Grema, gave a similar death toll, adding that police stationed in the village did not fight the Islamists. “The police made no attempt to engage the Boko Haram fighters,” Grema said.
The militants ransacked the village for two hours before leaving, said another resident Masida Umar. On Friday, four farmers were killed when Boko Haram raided crop fields near Maiduguri. The attacks on civilians come after the Islamists have launched a series of assaults against Nigerian troops, putting pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to tackle insecurity in Africa’s most populous country ahead of general elections in February.
Six slaughtered in Borno by Boko Haram Six slaughtered in Borno by Boko Haram   Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, August 20, 2018 Rating: 5

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