Boko Haram Strikes Borno Village, Kills Drunkard, Steals Food

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Michael Olugbode

Boko Haram struck Dile village in Askira-Uba local government area of Borno State torching some buildings and stole all foodstuffs and livestock in sight.

It was gathered that the insurgents who shot sporadically during the siege on the village met an empty village as all the residents had fled into the hills and surrounding bushes.

A drunkard, a son of the late village head (Lawan) was however not too lucky as he was too drunk to flee when others were and was caught by the insurgents who woke him up from his deep slumber before shooting him dead.

A resident of the town, Clement Satumari, who spoke to our correspondent on phone, said the insurgents invaded the village in their numbers about 7pm on Friday and shot all through the night.

He said the villagers were lucky to have detected that some people were laying siege to the village and were waiting for nightfall to launch an attack.

He said this made everyone to flee into the surrounding hills and bushes before the insurgents could launch an attack.

Satumari said immediately it was dark, the insurgents invaded the village and shot sporadically and even razed some buildings.

Further details later