Boko Haram Insurgent Continues Attack On Communities In Lake Chad Region

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By: Ali Muhammed Zanna

Several communities in the Lake Chad region continue to be under attacks by Boko Haram terrorists.

These attacks are mostly targeted at communities with security formations or those who fail to pay allegiance to the insurgents.

In 2020 alone, the terrorists have, put together, killed over 200 people in Koyamti, Gubio, Auno, Babangida, Dapchi, Gajiganna for mostly collaborating with military and providing intelligence or resisting to join them.

On Tuesday night, the terrorists attacked Wassaram village of Kaga Local Government in Borno, killing eight people.

Wassaram is a border village between Borno and Yobe states. It is less than 30 km from Damaturu, the capital of Yobe.

The attack was confirmed to DKRI by a witness who identified himself as Kaigama, a 47 year old and who was exempted from being killed by terrorists.

Kaigama said they entered the village by foot, shortly after Isha prayer about 8:00 pm.

They searched house after house and gathered all the youth they found in the front of my house.

They started interrogating them about having contacts with the military, and sharing information about Boko Haram movements.

Kaigama said they started firing at the young men who were below the age of 25.

Mohammed Wassaram, also an eyewitness, said the terrorists further burnt shops and houses in the village, including that of the village head.

He explained that though the total number of the insurgents remains unknown, they operated for about seven hours without security response.

All the villagers have vacated to Ngamdu, a community also located along the Maiduguri-Damaturu Road.

Our reporter in Maiduguri believes that if communities who collaborate with the military and resist to join the insurgents could get quick response from the military, in situations of attacks, the damages from the insurgents’ will be reduced to the barest minimum.

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