40 Killed In Adamawa, Borno By Suspected Boko Haram Militants

At least 25 people were killed on Friday when gunmen suspected of being members of Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, raided three villages in Adamawa State.

The attackers rode into the villages on motorcycles on Friday morning before gunning people down, according to residents and Maina Ularamu, the Chairman of the local government in the Madagali district.

Another group also invaded Kwata Mai Kadir and surrounding villages in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno State killing 15 people. The local government shares borders with Adamawa State and some parts of Sambisa forest.

A resident of Kwata Mai Kadir village, Mr. James Ayuba, told Vanguard that the insurgents came all the way from the Sambisa forest and killed 10 people before storming a nearby village of Yasa, about two kilometres to Mai Kadir, and slaughtering five residents.

Boko Haram attacks have intensified in recent weeks with over 600 killed since President Buhari’s May 29 inauguration. Despite moving the military headquarters to Borno, the epicentre of the terrorists activities, attacks have not abated.

The terrorists have killed over 13,000 people since they started their campaign of violence in 2009 and has displaced over 1.5 million.


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