Scores feared killed, houses burnt as Boko Haram attacks Borno village

A soldier was feared killed

At least 52 persons, including a soldier, were reportedly killed and over 300 houses burnt when gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram attacked Kawuri Village, 70 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The gunmen attacked late Sunday evening.

The Borno State Commissioner of Police, Lawan Tanko, confirmed the incident to journalists on Monday but did not give details on the casualty.

“Yes, there was an attack in Kawuri village in Konduga local government yesterday, I am awaiting detailed report on casualties from the District Police Officer there, but from the preliminary report I got, no police officer died, except few that were injured. But as soon as the report comes in we will brief the press at once,” he said.

A villager from Kawuri, Ari Kolomi, who escaped the massacre, said, “No house was left standing because they did not only shoot at people, they also set ablaze every house.”

“The gunmen were more than 50. They were using explosives and heavy sounding guns. I cannot give account of my relatives there for now; I fear that they did not survive too,” he added.

A security source who does not want to be named as he is not allowed to speak with press, told PREMIUM TIMES that “The attack was massive yesterday. About 52 people may have died and the entire village was practically burnt completely. A soldier was feared killed in the attack.”

The security source said the attackers used several explosives and planted some around the village as they left.

“Two improvised explosives went off this morning, narrowly missing security personnel going there to evacuate corpses”, said the security source.

The Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, who was billed to visit the village on Monday to assess the situation, was advised by the Police Commissioner to put off the visit on the grounds that the area was still unsafe.

In the last two week, about 30 farming communities have been sacked following sustained attacks on villages around Konduga Local Government.

The UN also reported that over 6,000 Nigerians have fled Borno is the last two weeks after they were attacked and their homes burnt by Boko Haram.

Borno is one of the three states under emergency rule as soldiers battle the outlawed Boko Haram sect.


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  • Musa

    Northern Elders want to take the former Igbo defence chief to ICC for try to contain Boko Haram killers that are massacring Southern Christians and Northern Christians. What are these Northern Elders parasites going to do about these killers?

    When will the Northern Elders parasites going to take Boko Haram killers to ICC?

    • redeem

      Good question ask Sanusi–elrufai ribadu, buhari, Ibb, ciroma–ati atiku–or the socalled Arewa group–they cant talk cause their emirs think them can use boko haram to scare us into voting for buhari-did nigerians talk when they killed abiola or hanged ken-

  • Comfortkay

    Recently the government of GEJ released all this terrorist and now another they are busy killing again.

  • redeem

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