Suspected Islamist insurgents kill 25 in borno

Suspected Islamist insurgents kill 25 in borno
Suspected Islamist insurgents kill 25 in borno

On Thursday, 25 people were killed in a village in the Borno state of northeastern Nigeria, according to two villagers and a military source.

Humanitarian organisations report that an insurgency by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province in northeastern Nigeria and southern Chad has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and the displacement of millions more over the past decade.

Residents of Boboshe Mukdala hamlet in Borno’s Dikwa local government region claim that gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on individuals looking for scrap metal in a nearby woodland.

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“We collected 25 bodies of the victims and transported those with gunshot wounds to the general hospital in Dikwa town,” claimed an unnamed military source who was not authorised to speak to the media.

Abba Kawu Masta, a member of Dikwa’s traditional council, told Shauntv that among those dead were children.

A military spokesperson did not reply to phone calls and text messages.

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