These guys are really of the devil. I don’t even know how else to
describe their satanic acts anymore.
Boko Haram fighters laid a siege to some Borno communities between
Tuesday and Wednesday night and killed about 145 persons and injured
Some of the deceased were killed in some mosques where the villagers
had gone to pray after breaking their fast on Wednesday. Just imagine
that! Why kill Muslims if you claim to be Muslims?
The attacks occurred in some villages in Monguno and Kukawa local
government areas of the state.
The Tuesday attack was on Musarram village, located 8km away from
Monguno town, in northern part of the troubled state, where 48 males
where picked out by the insurgents and killed, according to a resident of
the village and some fleeing residents.
In the second attack on Wednesday, the insurgents attacked Kukawa, a
border town with Niger Republic and killed 97 persons, according to a
fleeing resident, Abba Modu, who spoke to our correspondent in
Another fleeing resident, Idi Isa, said over 48 persons were killed and 17
others injured when the insurgents attacked Musara, a village that is few
kilometres to Monguno on Tuesday.
Isa, who claimed he escaped death by a whisker, said the well-armed
terrorists numbering about 40 rounded up the villagers, sorted out the
males and opened fire on them.
Isa said, “A total of 48 males died on the spot while 17 others escaped
with serious injuries.”
Isa, who spoke on Thursday in Maiduguri, said the image of the killing
was disturbing and he still felt he was still being hunted by the
A member of the House of Representatives representing the area,
Muhammed Tahir Monguno, who spoke to journalists on the telephone
in Maiduguri, confirmed the sad incident.
He said, “I received the sad news yesterday (Wednesday) that Boko
Haram terrorists had attacked some communities near Monguno.
“Since their dislodgment from the Sambisa Forest, many Boko Haram
terrorists had relocated to areas around Monguno where they have been
picking on hapless villagers and killing residents there.”
A member of the vigilante group in the area, Modu Kurawa, said the
attack was on for over four hours.
Kurawa said, “There was no single soldier in Kukawa when the terrorists
came around 6.30pm. The soldiers were in Kuros-Kawwa which is just
11 kilometres away. The terrorists stole assorted foodstuff from houses
and homes and then set everything ablaze. They left around 11 pm.”