25 traders killed in another Borno village market attack

File Photo: Scene of a Boko Haram attack in Borno

Witnesses said the suspected Boko Haram gunmen stormed the village in one Toyota Hilux and several motorcycles.

Not less than 25 persons were reportedly killed in a market in Askira Uba local government area of Borno state when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists attacked on Sunday morning, residents and security official said.

The gunmen who invaded the village called Daku, about 30km away from Chibok town, where over 200 schoolgirls were abducted, stormed the town in their usual style.

“It was about 11a.m when they drove in top speed into our market in Daku and they began to shoot at us”, said Naaba Ijaya, a trader who spoke to journalist on phone in Hausa after escaping the attack.

“We had to run when we got to know that they were Boko Haram people; many people may have been killed, and many others were injured, but one cannot tell how many of them”, he said.

Witnesses said the suspected Boko Haram gunmen stormed the village in one Toyota Hilux and several motorcycles.

An officer of the Nigeria Vigilante Group in Maiduguri, Gava Muhammed, said his colleagues in Askira Uba local government, who visited the attacked village after the attackers had left, counted about 25 persons that got killed.

“They actually targeted food and other supplies during the attack; but they also shot at the people sporadically which led to the death of about 25 people and injuring many others”, he said.

The Borno state police command said it could not immediately confirm the attack.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the command, Gideon Jubrin, said, “Honestly we have not yet received any report concerning the attack in Askir-Uba local government, but we will get back to you once we get any of such report tomorrow”.


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  • bash

    Nigerian army used boko haram to get unlawful money, that’s why they don’t do anything to protect ordinary citizens, how can bh be attacking villages freely without any fear while they are human beings like every body, but no problem God is watching all of u and u will pay for what u ppl are doing.

    • Peter

      Who are you now blaming – Borno State Government or the Police command there who does not even know as at time of going to press? Please don’t blame the Nigeria Army. Heap the whole on Governor of that state because he is the chief security officer, with the constitutional responsibilities for the security of his people. He is a lame person and not fit at all to have been made a governor. I blame the people that voted him into that office. The police command there at the same time is useless. I am sorry for the people of that state.

      • Bala R

        is the emergency rule there not working? Pls grow up.

        • idama

          Please just start a fire in your house and call the fire service to come and put it off, when the fail to arrive on time you will then blame them for the damage! This northern people are very comical! We just dey laugh una for south here!

  • redeem

    how many of the dead are ibo traders–the fulanis get to stop these killings where is dasuki, sultan of sokoto to buhari atiku dangote

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