Borno Under Siege As B'Haram Kills 36 In Fresh Attack


Border communities in the states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa are now practically under siege from members of the deadly terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

Yesterday the terror group invaded Mafa, the headquarters of Mafa local government area of Borno State, killing over 36 residents and setting ablaze many residential and public buildings including schools.

According to report, the gunmen invaded Mafa on Sunday night where they had a field day after overpowering the security operatives there and started their reign of terror on innocent civilians.

A resident who spoke with Vanguard; Mallam Aji Modu Usman and attended the mass burial of  the victims in Mafa on Monday morning lamented, “we have so far buried 32 dead bodies this morning in Mafa according to Islamic rites. Among the dead was an old woman while others are men, but we are still recovering more dead bodies in and around Mafa bushes because we suspected some of those who attempted to flee the attackers  were however gunned down”. 

Vanguard reports that this fresh incident is happening barely 24 hours after another set of terrorists laid ambush on Mainok village on Saturday night killing over 40 residents with the sacking of the whole community after destroying property worth millions of naira.

That very Saturday, suspected Boko Haram members detonated twin bombs at a densely populated area of Ajilari, Gomari Airport general area of Maiduguri Metropolis killing over 70 civilians, mostly football fans watching a live match in a nearby viewing centre.

In the last one week, over 300 innocent people including women and children have been killed from different Boko haram attacks in Borno State alone.

Mafa is about 40 kilometres drive from Maiduguri metropolis located East on the Maiduguri Gambouru Ngala, a boarder community with Chad and Cameroon Republic.

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