Soldiers, Civilian JTF loot Borno villages, set them ablaze

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The residents of Ali Dawari ward in Borno State have accused soldiers and Civilian JTF of looting their foodstuff, livestock and other properties after chasing them away on Sunday.

They also accused them of setting the village on fire to cover up their atrocities.

Addressing journalists on Monday, one of the four village heads affected, Alhaji Bulama Goni Ali Dawari of Bulama village said all efforts to draw the attention of the unit commander of the soldiers around the area through the chairman of the Civilian JTF failed as the commander did not pick his call on three occasions.

He disclosed that six eyewitnesses saw soldiers and Civilian JTF in their vehicles with loots from the village passing through the only route to and from the village, while the village was burning.

The residents threatened to…

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