Nine dead, villages set ablaze as B’ Haram hits Borno again

Boko Haram fighters once again raided two villages in northeast Nigeria on Wednesday, killing nine people and others left injured.

Ibrahim Liman of the Civilian Joint Taskforce (CJTF) told AFP that Jihadists in pickup trucks attacked Kalari Abdiye and nearby Amarwa, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Borno state capital Maiduguri, on Wednesday evening.

 “The gunmen, who were obviously Boko Haram fighters, killed nine people and injured nine more in the attacks,” he said.

 “They attacked the villages around 8:30 pm (1930 GMT) when it was raining and people were indoors.” Frightened residents rushed out of their homes but when they did so they were shot “indicriminately”, said another CJTF leader, Babakura Kolo.

 “The two villages were completely burnt by the attackers,” he added, giving a similar toll. Both villages are in Konduga, a district of Borno state that has suffered repeated attacks in a nine-year insurgency which has left more than 27,000 dead.

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