19 Mar 2015

Boko Haram launches fresh attacks on Borno communities

Hundreds of suspected Boko Haram insurgents invaded Fuyi, Fatakol and other communities bordering Cameroon, Kala Balge and Gamboru Ngala local government areas of Borno state living dozens of people dead, houses destroyed after looting property including live stocks. Sources and witnesses have said.

Kala Balge and Gamboru Ngala are located south east of Maiduguri, the state capital which remained under the control of insurgents, until recently when Chadian troops dislodged them from their hideouts, but sources said, after retaking some of these communities, the troops advanced towards Dikwa town and continued their mission with none of Nigerian troops stationed in the captured communities if Gamboru Ngala.

The incident according to reliable source occurred at about 7am on Thursday when the insurgents in a coordinated attacks on the communities slaughtered over 13 people in Fuyi village near Gamboru Ngala, a border town with Cameroon Republic.

Sources revealed that the insurgents many in numbers armed with AK47 rifles, Anti Aircraft Guns mounted on some Hilux vehicles, with large number of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and locally made petrol bombs invaded the communities and wrecked havoc, before Camerounian troops responded gallantly.

The source added that, already the Camerounian troops were busy repelling the attacks on the affected communities, which according to the source, the fire power coming from the troops may lead to the death of scores of the insurgents.
“Many people were killed in Fuyi village by suspected terrorists on Thursday, likewise, in Fatakol town of Cameroon Republic, another group of insurgents attacked nearby communities living many people dead with scores injured”. An unanimous eye witnesses from Fuyi and Fatakol told BBC Hausa service in Maiduguri.
Credit: Ndahi Marama/Vanguard

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