Monday, March 3, 2014

Boko Haram strikes again in Borno state, 33 killed yesterday

The Islamic sect men struck again yesterday March 2nd in Borno state in Mafa Local Government area, a border community between chad and cameroon, killing scores of people.

According to residents in the area, the men came into Mafa town using Hilux Toyota vans armed with AK47 rifles, Improvised Explosive Devices ( IED’s ), Rocket Propelled Launchers, petrol bombs and opened fire on residents who were asleep, which led to at least 33 people being killed, with several injured, and property worth millions of Naira destroyed. The gunmen are reported to have had a field day in Mafa having overpowered the military personnel stationed in the Village.

The Borno state Police Commissioner, Lawal Tanko, has confirmed the incident but says he has no exact number of casualties. More than 200 people have died in the siege the sect men have laid in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in the past one week.

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