Yobe, Borno villages under Boko Haram attacks 

When Boko Haram attack villages, they raze it.

Hours after soldiers of  the 7th  Division of the Nigerian Army celebrated the killing of over 70 Boko Haram terrorists after repelling attack on a village near Maiduguri, the insurgents have launched fresh attacks on two towns near Potiskum, residents have told PREMIUM TIMES.

The attacks are still going on as the time of filing this report, witnesses said.

The two towns under attacks are Damagum in Fune local government area and Mamudo in Potiskum local government.

came under heavy attack of suspected Boko Haram terrorists when residents of the neighbouring towns were about to retire back to their homes on Friday.

Mallam Yahaya, a business merchant in Damagum, informed PREMIUM TIMES on telephone that he and other residents began to hear gunshots at about 6p.m.

“The shooting started at about 6p.m shortly after the late evening prayers; we didn’t know what was happening but when it became persistent as we continued to hear the shooting coming from the direction of the local government secretariat, we had to flee to our homes,” Mr. Yahaya said.

“We are still lying down on our bellies now as I speak and everywhere is quite but we continued to hear periodic shooting and many sounds of motorcycles moving around the streets; that makes us to fear that our town may have been taken over by Boko Haram because no one is allowed by the soldiers to ride motorcles once it’s 6pm.

Details of the ongoing attack is sketchy at this time as the police and the military cannot be reached for comments.

Meanwhile, soldiers of the Nigerian Army yesterday said they killed 75 members of the Boko Haram sect at  Bulabulin village near Damboa town of Borno state as the insurgents attacked the town.

An electricity company official, who witnessed the incident as he worked alongside some of his colleagues fixing some of the destroyed electric installations said “they were many in number when they came to  town, but it was as if the soldiers were aware of their coming, so they laid ambush and then opened fire on them, killing over 70 of them while many others abandoned their vehicles and fled.

A soldier in Maiduguri, who cannot be named in this report because he was not authorised to speak to the media, confirmed the incident.

In the seized town of Gwoza, reports coming through local hunters said the Boko Haram gunmen in charge of the area have begun serial massacre of old men and women who could not flee from the captured territories.

Muhammed Gava, an operative with the Nigeria Vigilante Group, who  is an indigene of Gwoza town and resident of Maiduguri, said “we heard that more than 50 old men and women have been forcefully taken to Government Day Secondary School, Gwoza, where they would assemble them and then open fire on some of them”.

He said a relative from Gwoza who spoke to him from the top of the mountains using phone lines tapped from Cameroonian networks said “more people are being forced to assemble in other areas like Dhimankara, Ville, Kuranabasa, Gudugum and some other nearby villages and being taken to Uvaghe Central Primary school“.

There has not been any official statement in regard of these attacks.


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  • Otile

    I am afraid with all these deaths there is going to be an outrage in the North for killing their people. We are not yet done with the court case involving Imam Yusuf the former head of Boko Haram. Severally, Sultan and Imam Buhari have yelled at the government for killing boko haram boys.

    I prefer the president to be very careful how he handles the situation there. Most Northerners and Yorubas are not happy that the boko boys being killed are Muslims.

    • wisedude

      As usual senseless comments coming from a paid PDP agent.

      • Otile

        Refute my comment with your own points, not just blabbing – senseless comments as if you have said anything.

  • Giganto

    Without a shadow of doubt in mind, this is PDP’s trick of exacerbating the security situation in the North East so that they can
    a. Rig the election in the entire region (Will those that have been care about how to resettle or voting?)
    b. Get a reason not to conduct the elections in the country as a whole on the grounds of insecurity in over 15% of the voting population (This would mean Mr Jonothing might stay for few more days
    Boko haram has been around for this long courtesy of the ineptness of Mr Jonothing to deal with it. Whenever one thinks that this time around we are about to turn a new leave, especially when it coincide with period that the government perceives as not looking good in term of their looting and poverty-enhancing agenda, everything reverts back to its previous worst. They have always been playing this tricks whenever the state of emergency in that region is approaching its end so that they can justify its extension.
    Either way you look at it, it is a disaster as usual (under Gbadluck Ebola Jonothing), to this country!!!

  • favourtalk

    When will God help us from the hand of wrong leadership that we mistakingly voted for sue to his innocent face and cheap talk that he brought to the scene in 2011. We have seen enough now, seen the wickedness of his administration which has killed many innocent lives for years. We need a change

  • vica

    These deaths are too much and it’s as a result of amln incompetent leader.I believe buhari will put a stop to all these and bring peace to discuss great country.

    • Otile

      Of course Imam Buhari will call on his Boko Haram relatives to cease fire because power has returned to the North if he wins, but you know he is not going to win.

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Boko Haram is a political arm of PDP that is why Soldjers were instructed not attack them. Nigerian army in the north east only react to boko haram they have never taken offensive action against them. When you refused to attack boko haram in Gulani for months after they take over the town what do expect. The same thing for Buni Yadi, Bama, Gwoza, Kalebalki etc. PDP is boko haram.

  • Emmy Cl

    It is common sense to understand the unacceptablity and cruelty of any political party to campaign with the atrocities committed by bokoharam on fellow nigerians, with no doubt any party that stands to gain any advantages from the attacks of bokoharam will definitely make sure that the attacks and killings will continue or at leam celebrate the killing of nigerians by bokoharam which will maximise their chances of gaining popularity and those of you that are championing and campaigning for such political party are not innocent of supporting bokoharam indirectly!!!!