Published On: Wed, Jun 24th, 2015

‘Boko Haram’ attacks killed more than 40 in Nigeria- police


b0291ef5-bee1-4a26-8dcb-79a5f0fe211cSuspected Boko Haram gunmen in attacks on two villages in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno state shot dead no less than 42 people.

“We received reports of attacks by suspected Boko Haram gunmen on the two villages in which 42 deaths were recorded,” an officer who fled from the scene.

Almost 30 insurgetns in a convoy of pick-up trucks and motorvehicles took over Debiro Hawul and Debiro Biu villages on Monday and Tuesday, one resident said.

“They came around 12:30 am (1130 GMT) and opened fire on the village which sent people scampering into the bush to escape the attack,” he added. “The gunmen slaughtered 22 people who were not fast enough in fleeing and went about looting homes, grains silos and drug stores.”

The attack was followed by a similar incrusion on Monday in Debiro Biu when 20 people were killed.

“It never occurred to us we would be the next target because from previous attacks in our district Boko Haram have established a pattern of attacking it,” he added.

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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