Boko Haram takes over Borno villages, kills 9, hoists flag
According to a report by Premium Times, suspected Boko Haram men yesterday May 26th attacked villages in the rocky mountains of Gwoza town of Borno State, killing 9 villagers and setting various houses and churches in the area ablaze. Reports say the men hoisted their flag at Ashigashiya ward of Gwoza LGA, a place they now claim is their headquarters.
“As we speak now, I am still receiving distress calls from them, they were all crying and calling for help; no soldier or police official had gone there yet. The Boko Haram gunmen mounted their flags in Ashigashiya which is now like their headquarters. In last night’s attack, six churches were burnt, eight persons were killed and several others seriously injured. We cannot count the number of houses that were burnt in Chinene village of Chikide-Joghode-Kaghum ward. They also attacked Amuda village where one person was killed and several others injured. As I am talking to you now, the insurgents have mobilised at Izhaghathagwa mountain, planning on how to finish (kill) our people; that is why they have been calling for help before the gunmen climb up to them. We are calling on the military authorities in the state to quickly go up there and help us rescue those poor villagers, their wives and children before the imminent danger of the gunmen attack caught them up in the mountains,” he said. “We have a detachment of soldiers that were deployed to Gwoza but none of them cares to go behind the mountains, even though everyone hears the sound of the shootings there” he said
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