Boko Haram renders Borno communities homeless with many
deaths and injuries recorded. Suspected Boko haram insurgents on Wednesday night, reportedly killed several people while hundreds fled their homes when the insurgents attacked some communities in Konduga Local government area of Borno State.
It was gathered that the insurgents stormed Kofa and Bulabbrin at
7:50pm Wednesday, shouting “Allahu Akbar” meaning, “Allah is
great” while opening fire on villagers and killing many in the
process. They also razed down the communities. An eyewitness who fled Kofa village to Dalori quarter, said many people were killed while dozens sustained gunshot wounds. His account, “They came to our village (Kofa) after evening prayer and started shooting. There was confusion, we, CJTF [Civilian Joint Task Force] engaged them but they used anti aircraft guns so we ran for our lives, but we later went back. We counted at least, 6 dead bodies including my father and dozens were seriously injured.
“They have completely raze down the whole Kofa village, even
Bulabbrin village, I can’t say the casualties figure in Bulabbrin but
many might have lost their lives”. A Vigilante source disclosed that three other communities were equally razed down after they succeeded unchallenged in Kofa. His words, “The insurgents, walking freely unchallenged by the troops, many currently roaming on Bama / Maiduguri highway, it is dark they don’t have where to sleep, as many are currently looking for their family members. “We just got reports from our member in some villages in Konduga local government that they attacked three villages; Gozari, Ngomari, Alhaji Mallumti villages between 8:00-9:50pm this night. “Hundreds of villagers had been displaced, they are currently in Dalori quarter areas”.
It was also gathered that many residents of Dalori quarter could
sight the flames from their homes. There were no confirmation from the police or the military as at the time of filing this report.