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19 KILLED BY BOKO HARAM IN BORNU STATE

Nofewer than 19 persons were, Sunday, killed at Malari village, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents.

An aid worker at a camp for internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Monguno, a town in Borno, said hundreds of survivors from villagesin the area have fled to the IDPs camp.

Boko Haram TerroristsThis is even as the Army denied reports that 50soldiers were lost to Boko Haram insurgents.

Abatcha Umar, a witness, who noted that the attack took place in the early hours of Sunday, said he counted 19 bodies, including that of hisyounger brother.

He added that the militants were spotted around the village three days before their attack and that residents informed soldiers stationed in the nearby town of Gudumbali, but lamented that no action was taken.An aid worker at a camp that received the survivors, and who declined to be identified, putthe death toll at 63.Boko Haram fighters, according to Reuters, reportedly arrived in trucks firing guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

The attack  is coming weeks after many soldiers were killed in an ambush in the North-East, as Boko Haram has continued to carry out attacks in the region, despite efforts by government to subdue the group.
19 KILLED BY BOKO HARAM IN BORNU STATE 19 KILLED BY BOKO HARAM IN BORNU STATE Reviewed by Lawal Lekan Ridwan on August 21, 2018 Rating: 5

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