Posted by News Express | 22 July 2014 | 3,792 times
No fewer than 60 people from Gaidamgari village, in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State were killed weekend, while many others sustained gunshot wounds when some gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamist sect attacked the community.
Apart from those who were either killed or maimed in the attack on Gaidamgari, sources said that many houses, shops and vehicles were also set ablaze just as most of the villagers were now taking refuge in Bama town.
Security sources, which confirmed the story, said the attack took place at about 10pm on Saturday but claimed that “only 29 people were killed with few residents sustaining injuries.” Members of the sect were reportedly looking for youths to recruit. At Gaidamgari, a source said: “On refusal of the community to allow their children, particularly young boys of between the ages of 15 to 20 to be recruited into the Boko Haram group, the terrorists mobilised and launched attacks on the village, killing over 60 people.”
According to the sources, the attackers invaded the village in Toyota Hilux vehicles with Improvised Explosive Devices and wreaked havoc on defencless civilians.
•Adapted from a Vanguard. Photo shows scene of a Boko Haram attack in Borno State.
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