Boko Haram terrorists on Friday raided two villages, Mairi and Malari in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State, killing four persons and razing houses in the communities.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the attacks came barely one week after the Dalori incident in which some 100 persons were killed.
Some residents in Mairi told newsmen that the attackers arrived the village on bicycles at about 8.30pm
A resident, Malam Baana Bukar, said: “The attackers came on bicycles and started shooting sporadically.
“The community was taken unaware as many people were relaxing after the late night Muslim prayers.”
Bukar said the attackers set ablaze buildings as they ransacked the community.
He said: “We took to our heels to escape the attack.
“When we returned in the morning, we discovered that four persons – three women and one man – had died.
“The women were roasted after their houses were set ablaze by the attackers, but the man was shot dead with a gun during the attack.”
Malam Ahmed Tijjani, the Vice Chairman of the local vigilante, the Civilian Joint Task Force in charge of Konduga Local Government Area, confirmed the report.
Tijjani said the attackers also raided an adjourning village, Malari.
He said: “They attacked Malari village after leaving Mairi, but the people had escaped before their arrival when they heard gunshots.”
Tijjani said the terrorists set ablaze all private and public buildings in the village.
Alhaji Babakaka Garbai, the Senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly, who also confirmed the incident, expressed shock at the development.
Garbai said: “Yes, they killed four persons here and burnt all the houses.”
Garbai spoke when he paid a sympathy visit to the communities.
He said the surrounding villages had been deserted as the villagers had fled en mass for fear of attacks by the insurgents.
Source : NAN.
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