Friday, 18 July 2014

Borno: Scores killed as Boko Haram attacks Sabon Gari again

An attack on Sabon Gari, about 130 kilometres from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, North-East Nigeria, has left eleven persons dead, and several houses burnt.
DailyPost gathered that suspected members of the Boko Haram sect invaded the village on Tuesday and opened fire on the villagers.
A resident said the attack was launched on the villagers while they were on a funeral procession.
Also an injured local, Alhaji Hassan Jinjiri of Sabon Gari, who is currently receiving treatment at the General Hospital in Biu, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State told DailyPost that he was picked at the burial ground by some of his relations who had escaped.
According to him,”I cannot tell how they came, I think some of them were amongst the villagers who came as sympathizers. All I can remember is that someone close to me said, ‘they are here gain’.
“For me, I was already down and bleeding; I later saw myself on the hospital bed”.
His younger brother, Alhaji Kabiru Jinjiri also told DailyPost that he saw some people taking position, and that those people were not from their village.
He said, when he saw them, he was lucky to have been behind the people carrying the corpses and that as he shouted, ‘guns’, he took to his heels before the shooting started.
According to him, “I don’t know how many people that were killed; it is only when the villagers return and it will take some time as many have fled the village”.

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