UPDATE: Boko Haram kills 11 in Jakana, Borno

Security agencies refused to comment on casualty.

The Senator representing Borno Central, Ahmed Zannah, has confirmed to journalists that 11 people were killed during the late Monday night attack on Jakana Village in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.

The senator made the confirmation hours after the police and military authorities in the state declined making comments on the casualty figure recorded in the attack.

The Senator spoke to reporters in Maiduguri in a telephone interview.

Mr. Zannah explained that “Before the Boko Haram men came into the village, the people in the town saw them coming at about 8 p.m. or so and everybody immediately fled into the bushes, leaving only the aged ones in their houses. So when the insurgents came, they met only the aged ones, they then burnt them in the houses”.

“Eleven people were burnt in their houses. The military had also taken cover too. But I learnt the military summoned courage having realized that the insurgents were not many.

“But when the Boko Haram saw the military, they fled immediately and could not burn the other part of the village but left a word that they will be coming back to finish their act.

“It was the warning that scared people when they came out of the bush this morning. Everybody started fleeing the area, fearing the insurgents could still come back,” Mr. Zannah said.

The Monday night attack in Jakana occurred about 24 hours after at least 32 people were killed by the Boko Haram in Mafa Village.

Mafa Village was also set ablaze by the terrorists in an attack that residents said lasted about 5 hours.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the villagers in Mafa had been forewarned of the attack and many of them fled their homes about a week ago.

The warnings were allegedly handed down by Boko Haram members via leaflets dropped around the village.

A resident of Mafa, Modu Yuraim, who survived the attack, told journalists in a telephone interview that “We have performed the burial of 32 persons, among them was a woman”.

Mr. Yuraim said the attackers came in various vehicles at about 8 p.m. on Sunday night and began to shoot sporadically. He said most of the houses, which were of thatched roofs, caught fire.

“They have set on fire the entire village, sparing nothing. All houses, all shops and government buildings were razed down completely; we have been devastated beyond what one can describe,” he said.

PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the attack, which started at about 8 p.m. lasted over five hours; a development that left many wondering why it took security officials so long to arrive the village which is just about 45km away.

Mr. Yuraim added that apart from the houses that were burnt down, the gunmen also burnt down seven trucks loaded with goods, as well as other vehicles.



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  • Mani_Kay


    2 Chronicles 20:21-23 (NLT)

    “After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!”

    At the very moment they began to sing and give praise, the LORD caused the armies of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir to start fighting among themselves.

    The armies of Moab and Ammon turned against their allies from Mount Seir and killed every one of them. After they had destroyed the army of Seir, they began attacking each other.”

    • Nigerian

      Once again I whole hearty wish to apologize for the above individual and the comments he rendered.

    • Naijagogoodagain

      Please in your madness stop quoting the bible; you are trying to reduce God to your base and animalistic level! God is not mocked! You are a Religious but Godless person !

  • Excisionist

    BLAME THE National Security Adviser, Col. Dasuki

    It is wrong to blame GEJ for the insecurity in the country, especially in the North East Zone. The national security adviser (NSA) has been mandated by the president to do all that is necessary to stop the mayhem. But is he loyal to the president or to the Northern Islamic Oligarchs? I think he

    The NSA is Army Colonel Dasuki (rtd) whom I suspect is a Boko Haram and together with other Boko Haram members in the army
    are frustrating the effort of the army and endangering their lives. He is also working for APC and Northern Islamists in a coordinated assault to make the president seem weak. It’s all part of the program to bring the presidency back to the Islamic North. In doing this they are willing to sacrifice the blood of innocent civilians, including innocent school children while their own children are safe abroad.

    How long will ordinary northerners stand this evil

    It is time to change the totaliy inept and compromised NSA Col. Dasuki. For his replacement the president may consider Great Ogboru, Colonel Anthony Nyiam (rtd) or Prof. Saliba Mukoro.

    • Abdullah

      I will rather blame GENERAL MINIMAH, the new Chief of Army Staff instead, since his coming to office this GENOCIDE has witnessed a dramatic escalation!

    • Dan maikoko

      “Arne wayo gareshi bashi da hankali!”
      So if GEJ appointed Dasuki and Dasuki is not loyal to him then who stops the president from firing Dasuki? The way the ordinary southerner think is baffling.

  • emmanuel

    This is 2015 campaign rally, hoping it could stop Jonathan from declaring for 2015.

    Truth is that almost all strategies used against him end up as a plus for him.

    • Eloi

      The problem with Nigeria is and always has been islam. It is nothing more than a death cult. It should be banned throughout the World.