Boko Haram Kills 6, Abducts 13 in Borno

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Michael Olugbode

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

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

He said before everyone could be fully awake, they entered some homes killing six people and kidnapping 13, leaving many others 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 5am when everyone was still sleeping, they killed six persons and abducted about 13 others which they led into the bush.”

According to him, those abducted include 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 their 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.