Armed men suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists, on Wednesday morning, returned to Foduma Kolomaiya – a remote village in the northern part of Borno State – less than 24 hours after killing no fewer than 69 people in same village, sources said.
The insurgents had reportedly killed 69 persons in the community, 11 kilometres away from Gazaure town of Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State on Tuesday.
Gubio, 96 kilometres away from Maiduguri, is in the northern part of Borno State.
According to a security source, the invaders returned to the village at exactly 6:00am on Wednesday.
“We got a distress call this morning that they arrived at the village where dozens were killed on Tuesday, I cannot ascertain the situation now, but the troops would respond swiftly,” a security source said.
Vigilante source said many might have lost their lives in the early morning raid.
“We are helpless now, the victims plan to bury their people this morning but the insurgents are back after killing nearly 70 people on Tuesday.
“Many houses were razed down during the morning raid,” vigilante source told Daily Trust on the phone.
In his reaction, the Chairman of Network of Civil Society Organization, Borno State, Amb. Shehu Ahmed said it was a sad incident and called on the military to make the place a no go area for insurgents.
“There is urgent need for the protection of the vulnerable civilians and local Aids workers because they have no option than to fly the route as helicopters space are limited,” he said. Daily Trust