Update: Scores killed in Boko Haram attack on Dalori Village, Borno

FILE PHOTO: Scene of Boko Haram attack in Nigeria
FILE PHOTO: Scene of Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

At least 35 people were killed when gunmen believed to be members of the Boko Haram attacked Dalori Village, hospital sources have told PREMIUM TIMES.

Officials at the Maiduguri Specialists Hospital, who did not want their names published as they are not authorised to speak to the media, said about 35 corpses were deposited at the morgue between yesterday night and this morning after the attack.

Over 100 injured persons were also admitted at the hospital for various injuries.

Some other corpses were reportedly taken to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

Witnesses of the attack on Dalori, 5km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, said corpses of burnt children and aged persons as well as those killed from gunshots still littered the village after a four hours attack by the gunmen.

PREMIUM TIMES reported the attack which started at about 7 p.m. local time on Saturday.

The gunmen, according to survivors, invaded the village using dozens of motorbikes, a truck and light armoured tank (called Igwa in local parlance). They also set the whole village of about 1000 houses ablaze during the attack.

Bakura Alamin, a survivor who spoke formally to journalists, said the Boko Haram gunmen disguised as soldiers.

“When we were fleeing they (uniformed Boko Haram) called on us to advance towards their side,” Mr. Alamin said. “Many of us thought they were soldiers, but they ended up opening fire on us.”

“Many people died but few of us were lucky to escape some with bullet wounds”, said Mr. Alamin who spoke in Kanuri.

“No single building is left untouched here in Dalori”, an operative of Civilian-JTF, who declined to be named in this report, said in a telephone interview.

“We have been warned by security officials not to hastily give details of attacks to the press, but I can tell you that the casualty figure which I have seen so far is nearly 100. Yet many corpses are still being pulled out of burnt homes; and many are still being found in the bushes. It was the worst of its kind since after that of April 2013 that happened in Baga,” said the source.

The spokesperson of the Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Command, Colonel Mustapha Anka, informed journalists that the Theatre Commander had visited the attacked village to assess the situation. He said the Command would issue a statement later “after all the information are compiled.”

Dalori is a few kilometres from one of the major IDP camps along the Maiduguri-Bama road and a stone throw from the University of Maiduguri.

The attack comes despite the statements by the military and the federal government that the insurgents had largely been defeated.

The Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria has led to the death of over 20,000 people since it began in 2009.


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  • westernrollings

    Bokos.you can’t predict them.

  • musa aliero

    Yesterday these idiots were in maiduguri killing People and students near the university! Today they have wiped out balori village! With hundreds dead! And yet buhari will say boko haram has been technically defeated?! God dey sha!

  • Fairgame

    The monster Boko Haram that was unleashed to help secure residency permit of Aso Rock has refused to die and so it will keep consuming till it consumes those who unleashed it. Which northerner is now using Boko Haram to secure residency permit of Aso Rock in 2019 since it worked against Jonathan? El Rufai? God will punish all the blood thirsty evil men and their supporters.

    • i dey hear

      • “Today, i can report to you that the entire 70 plus kilometres stretch from Maiduguri
      to Bama and all the way to Banki which leads to Cameroun and the Central African
      Republic are in the hands of our gallant troops. They have so degraded the capacity
      of Boko Haram that the terrorists can no longer hold on to any territory just as they
      can no longer carry out any spectacular attack.”

      ………….Lai Muhammed of APC

      [December 23, 2015]

  • Damilola

    Please try to fathom us well, we’re fighting corruption, by the time we deal with that monster corruption, everything will take the life of itself, huh? Bare with us please. The dollar, the economy, security, foreign Relations, the oil, health… just bare with us. We understand well that things have been worse than we met it. Far more than you expected, but we promise to feel d gap, with the few ones among u that would be lucky to survive this horror. It’s in consideration of this horrific place we sadly found ourselves that our government of Sir. Buhari, had been magnanimous enough to pin is feeding cost for a whole length of year at just #1.7billion. You should be aware that our dear General needs lot of nutrients to stay in shape and fit for saddling this ship of ours. Of which, I wonder which father feeds fat at the expense of his dear children he vowed to lead to the stream. The 2016 bugdet is a full show for all of you to see what our govt really have in stock for the country. Even though it was stolen, we got it back, albeit interrupted by the thieves. Our sources in the intelligence made it known to us that the thieves were hired by Largarde and her IMF shubby guys. Our role in this cinematic extravaganza should not be doubted.

    By the time the Bokoharam boys discover that corruption had been led to stand still, the will comport themselves. By the time the economy smells no corruption in the ooze, it will cooperate. Even though we’ve been fighting this war to the to weaken some people’s umbrella, let some people come tomorrow to burn our brooms. Let them catch us if they can. So till the time we lay off these thieves bare with us please. The rest few who survive this, shall enjoy with us. Imagine these people that obstructed the first coming of our General, still won him blatantly and feasted on him blue black in three elections. Thank God for Tinubu. The fourth would have made you people suffer more of this Bokoharam carnage. Cos the remaining baboons and dogs would have been soaked in bloods. And now that God has won, you think they can go easily? We must fight corruption please. They must have something to confess, we’ll keep arresting and investigate them. The rule of law should be set aside now please. The moment they belong to the click that dishonoured the General, they lost that. Among other matters… This summarises the thought of an average Buharimaniac. Then I wonder where they get their brain from. Then one of them told me I laugh too much on them, as if I’ve been taking drugs. Imagine person matter wey make u high!!! I’m overdose on this APC dilly dilly-dally shilly-shally stage dramas. Just can’t get enough

  • RestructureNigeria

    OPEN COMMENT TO NIGERIANS: RESTRUCTURE NIGERIA FOR THE LOVE OF YOUR OWN CHILDREN!!!

    As long the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. Although there WILL be Islamic attacks..

    United States — Muslim 0.6%

    Australia — Muslim 1.5%

    Canada — Muslim 1.9%

    China — Muslim 1.8%

    Italy — Muslim 1.5%

    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. There will be MORE attacks at this level

    This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%

    Germany — Muslim 3.7%

    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%

    Spain — Muslim 4%

    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. There will now be a level of fear from the natural population towards muslims This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%

    Philippines — 5%

    Sweden — Muslim 5%

    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%

    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%

    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in: Almost DAILY attacks in this range

    Guyana — Muslim 10%

    India — Muslim 13.4%

    Israel — Muslim 16%

    Kenya — Muslim 10%

    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%

    NIGERIA– Muslim 42.8%

    Chad — Muslim 53.1%

    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and ***ya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania — Muslim 70%

    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%

    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%

    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%

    Egypt — Muslim 90%

    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%

    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%

    Iran — Muslim 98%

    Iraq — Muslim 97%

    Jordan — Muslim 92%

    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%

    Pakistan — Muslim 97%

    Palestine — Muslim 99%

    Syria — Muslim 90%

    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%

    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%

    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasas are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%

    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%

    Somalia — Muslim 100%

    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons. Then you have BOKO HARAM, ISIS..Islam with a hall pass!!!

  • sonoftruth

    Where is Liar Mohamed?

    …..where is Liar Mohamed to come and explain why DALORI village can’t be found again on GOOGLE SEARCH…..
    Boko Haram has wiped out Dalori village from the face of the earth, killed a hundred people, and, burnt it all down……
    ….but the useless Liar Mohamed was telling Nigerians just in December that Buhari has finished off Boko Haram…….

  • bikky

    Why Nigeria is like this,why our soldiers quickly abandoned those areas when we know that these lunatics are still with us, you don’t presume you have conquer terrorists within short periods and go home and relaxed, No our soldiers should be there as long as people are still living in these areas, I think there are a lot of lesson to learn here. May Almighty God grant the souls of dead eternal rest.