Boko Haram Kills 6, Abduct 13 in Borno


Michael Olugbode

Boko Haram insurgents struck at a village, Kuburubu in Damboa local government area of Borno State, on Saturday morning, killing six persons and abducting about 13 others.

A member of the youth vigilante group in the area, Abubakar Luqman, told our correspondent on phone that attackers rode on four motorcycles to the village at about 5 am when everyone was still at sleep.

He said before residents could be fully awake, the terrorists entered some homes, killing six people and kidnapping 13 others, leaving many wounded.

Luqman said: “The hoodlums were in Kuburubu village today (Saturday), riding four motorbikes; they were eight in number and armed with guns.

“They attacked the village at about 5 am when everyone was still sleeping. They killed six persons and abducted about 13 others with whom they led into the bush.”

According to him, those abducted were seven women, five teenage boys and a teenage girl.

Luqman further said: ” The insurgents looted all the food items, and carted away livestock, including goats, camels, and some chickens.”

He said after the looting spree, they set the village ablaze.

Kuburubu is a boundary village between Chibok and Damboa local government of Borno state, Northeast Nigeria; about 80 kilometres away from Maiduguri.