For the second time in two days, gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect have invaded villages of Kawuri District and Fori of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. They killed 10 people, including three members of the civilian JTF.
Twenty four hours earlier, gunmen attacked border communities of Logomani villages between Dikwa – Gamboru Ngala and Cameroon Republic, killing over 20 civilians including motorists.
Kawuri District is one of the biggest in Konduga council area, along the Maiduguri-Obama Highway which is about 60 kilometres from Maiduguri the state capital.
A woman passenger Madam Hauwa Musa said: “Yes, I was among the passengers that boarded a taxi from Mubi to Maiduguri, and when we reached the villages
along the main road, we saw some buildings being set on fire as members of the Civillian JTF were fleeing into buses.”
The gunmen also set ablaze some residential houses and public buildings including a clinic and a primary school.
It was gathered that the gunmen numbering about 30 and using two Hilux vehicles and motorcycles with arms and ammunition, Rocket Propel Launchers including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), stormed the village at about 3 am and started ordering residents to come out of their houses before opening fire on them.
They also later threw explosives on some private and public structures.
Acting spokesman of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Captain Aliyu Danja and Police spokesman Gideon Jubrin, could not be reached as at press time.