In Borno State, at least 16 individuals, including three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), have been slain in numerous attacks organised by alleged Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) members.
Saturday, June 18, according to the Daily Trust, thirteen metal scavengers were shot dead by ISWAP members in the village of Goni Kurmi in the Bama Local Government Area of the state.
Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, was informed by security information that the victims included 11 males and 2 ladies.
According to him, the fighters, who arrived in around four utility vehicles and others on motorcycles, ringed the neighbourhoods before unleashing dread on the populace.
Similarly, three members of the CJTF were slain Friday night, June 17, when suspected ISWAP fighters assaulted them and kidnapped humanitarian workers in the Monguno Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the terrorists who assaulted the town from the axis of Marte entered through the Gana Ari settlement in Monguno and immediately opened fire on a facility containing humanitarian workers.
According to the sources, the thieves attempted to steal three automobiles but were unsuccessful. Later, they seized three employees and fled the property.
“They proceeded to a State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) complex and stole a Hilux before attacking and killing three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force and torching their vehicle. One further member was shot in the leg “a source stated.
The Nigerian Army had not yet issued a statement regarding the most recent strike.