Boko Haram strikes Borno villages again, kills 44


Boko Haram insurgents over-ran some communities in the northeast states of Borno and Yobe, leaving on their trail no fewer than 44 villagers dead.
Monguno, the country home of Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno, who was yesterday named as the new National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Mohammadu Buhari, was among the raided communities.
Borno State Police Commissioner Aderemi Opadokun, who confirmed the fresh attacks, said the victims were either felled by gunshots, or had their throats slashed by the insurgents.
There were reports that the insurgents rounded up Kalwa, Misala and Gwollam communities, all small settlements under Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.
Police authorities were not specific on the figure of casualties, but local security sources from Monguno claimed that 43 people were found in their pool of blood on Saturday morning.
In a Short Service Message (SMS), Opadokun said: “Information revealed that gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists invaded Kalwa and Gwollam villages in Monguno Local Government Area; many persons were reported killed and several houses burnt. But we assure the public that patrol is in progress in the said area.”
Bukar Adamu, a member of the Vigilante Group of Nigerian (VGN) in the council area, who fled to Maiduguri, told reporters on phone that “many villages under Monguno Local Government Area are being attacked almost on daily basis”.
He went further said: “Boko Haram terrorists on Friday night attacked Misala and Kalwa, which are two neighbouring villages. The two villages are located not more than 17 kilometre from Monguno town on the way to Marte.
“They operated for hours on that night while setting houses ablaze; at the end of the deadly operation, 43 persons were found dead either killed by gunshots or slaughtered like animals.
“They did not stop there, they also attacked some other villages around the area, but luckily those villages were …Read More

Source:: New Mail