Members of the Joint Task Force (JTF), the joint military and police team meant to protect lives and property in the restive city of Maiduguri, announced Monday that they have found the bodies of 9 persons at a residential compound.
The spokesperson of the JTF, Sagir Musa, who made the announcement in Maiduguri, said all the dead bodies had their throats slit.
“Soldiers found the nine bodies in a construction workers’ compound in the city’s Bolori area at around 7 a.m.,” he said.
Mr. Musa added that the bodies are suspected to be those of construction workers working at a site not far from the compound.
No one has claimed responsibility for the killings and the Army has not named any suspects. But the city of Maiduguri has been under attack by the Boko Haram sect since 2009. Slitting throats of victims is not a popular style of the sect. However, in a Youtube video it released in 2011, the sect beheaded a victim after slitting his throat.
The terrorist Boko Haram sect launched its revolt in Maiduguri in 2009 and has killed hundreds of people in bombing raids and other attacks in the northern part of the country.
The sect set off saying it is fighting to carve out an Islamic state in parts of Nigeria. There have been reported cases of other groups taking advantage of the state of anarchy created by the sect to commit similar crimes.