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3 killed, scores missing in fresh Boko Haram attack in Borno village


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Mustapha Buhari, Maiduguri

At least three people were killed, several others wounded on Sunday afternoon when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Yaza-Kumaza village, Askira-Uba local government area in southern part of Borno State.

The latest attack came at a time the Borno State Security Council established more guard locations to forestall the renewed attacks.

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The insurgents also razed down the village as thousands of people were displaced and fled to nearby communities for safety, local hunters and members of the vgilante group told journalists on Sunday.

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Sources hinted that the attackers were among the remnant of fleeing terrorists scampering for food and logistics after being dislodged from their enclave in Sambisa forest.

Michael Emmanuel, a member of the vigilante group, who spoke with journalists on phone, said the militants raided the village around 4pm, and the attack lasted for over an hour.

Mr Emmanuel noted that several villagers who fled into the forest following intense rampage were yet to return.

“Heavily armed insurgents stormed Yaza-Kumaza which is very close to Lassa town and killed three people. Many people have escaped into the bush and up till now it is only few of them that returned to the village after the gunmen had left,” he said.

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Security operatives are yet to comment on the incident.

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