Boko Haram beheads village chief, son

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram
FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram

Members of the Boko Haram, in the early hours of Monday, crept upon sleeping villagers of Talari where they slit the throats of the village head and his son, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

The attackers also shot dead two other villagers as they were trying to escape.

An official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno state, Abbas Gava, confirmed the incident to journalists on phone.

“The gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of Monday and they stormed the home of the village head, Ba’ Lawan, where they slaughtered him and his son”, he said.

“After killing the village head and his son, they burnt his home down and as the villagers began to run for their lives, the gunmen opened fire on them killing two persons, while many of them escaped with injuries”.

Mr. Gava said Talari, an agrarian community in Damboa Local government, is located between Kilakia Village and Chibok.

Boko Haram insurgents have recently increased hostilities against villagers in remote communities especially around Damboa and Chibok local government areas of Borno State, which share boundaries with Sambisa forest.

Many of such attacks are unreported due to the remote and isolated nature of the communities, which are usually not protected by security operatives.

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

The terror group recently released a video in which they boasted about their large numbers and threatened to carry out more attacks on Nigerians including President Muhammadu Buhari.

Though the Nigeria military described the video as adulterated, the group has since then carried out fresh attacks in Borno State.

Nigeria’s information Minister, Lai Mohmammed, recently announced that the Federal Government was willing to do a prisoner swap with the sect to free the kidnapped Chibok girls. He explained how a previously planned swap went wrong based on more demands by the Boko Haram.

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  • Dejandon


    • Public Record

      “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.”

      ………….(General) Lai Muhammed of APC party

      [December 23, 2015]

      • Dejandon

        He was right. That some remnants are still marauding about does not mean what he said was not true. We are unlikely going to fully get rid of them for a long time to come, but no longer will they be able to hold us in the jugular the way they did in 2014.

        Its like saying we will forever get rid of armed robbers, that is not possible

        • paul irumundomon

          When some senators were paying them to make Jonathan look bad. They have their hands full today.

  • Otile

    I hate to see Northern Muslims slash throats. The act is ungodly.

    • FreeNigeria

      They slash throats, kill without remorse, then pray 5 times daily. What’s the point of praying when you have no respect for human lives

    • Alhaji

      Allah and Mohammed approve it.

      • Yusuf

        Is from the Bible the get the approval of killing 1Samuel 15:3.

        • Tori Osa

          shut up,

      • Ologunguntere

        That’s why the country needs restructuring so you can continue beheading yourselves. Eyin oloshi

    • Haba Mallam

      Your throat will be next gladly Kafiri shege.

      • Otile

        Back to sender.

      • Ologunguntere

        Do you really think you have monopoly of violence? Eranko

    • Haba Mallam

      Burning and looting the enemy property is all approve, provoke us and Niger delta will burn to ashes. Hypocrite and hater from Nigger Delta

  • MammanJiyaVatsa

    Pathetic !

  • TrueFairGame

    I think there is a difference between ‘beheading’ and ‘slit throats’. I dint see in the text where ‘beheading’ was used. why should the heading carries it.
    I respect PT but sometimes they sensationalize the headlines. They should not think that readers are not observing some of these things. We should be professional alteast in conveying messages.
    May there souls rest in peace

    • paul irumundomon

      Ok four people dead, does that make your day.

  • ayobamiba

    Oh God please deliver our nation,let this riddle called boko haram be made open.

  • paul irumundomon

    Buhari is conformable to discus with these terrorists and not the Niger delta people. What a leader Nigeria got.