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12 Borno villagers, drivers feared killed in fresh Boko Haram attacks

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A member of the Civilian JTF in Borno State, Umar Modu, has said that 12 people were killed in multiple Boko Haram attacks on Wumyeduga village, near Damboa town about 7.45pm on Thursday.

Wumyeduga village is a farming community and 129 kilometres south of Maiduguri, the state capital.

Confirming the incident yesterday in a telephone interview in Maiduguri, Modu said 23 people were also injured in the multiple attacks, which involved the detonation of explosives by a suspected female suicide bomber at the village’s cemetery.

“While the surviving villagers were burying the killed ones, a female suicide bomber also blew up herself in the midst of mourners, killing five and wounding of several others,” Modu disclosed.

Hamisu Abur, a hunter, added: “They came and started shooting and killed four people, while 11 persons were injured.

“They snatched 25 bags of beans before setting ablaze our livestock and other valuables.”

He said a few hours later, a female suicide bomber stormed a cemetery, where mourners gather to bury the victims and blew up her, saying the injured were evacuated to the Specialist Hospital in Maiduguri for treatment.

Similarly, Boko Haram insurgents on Thursday ambushed Dangote trucks, killing three persons, including two drivers, and injuring three others at Kubuwa village, along Biu-Damboa road.

Hassan Biu, a member of vigilante said: “The insurgents ambushed Dangote trucks conveying sugar, salt and floors about 10am and killed the drivers and a civilian JTF member, while three persons sustained various degree of injuries.”


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