Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Boko Haram attacked a town in Borno and killed 300 people on May 5th

According to reports, the armed gunmen attacked Gamboru, Ngala, Borno state on May 5th. They were said to have attacked them after everybody had gone to bed. They attacked the market first killing people and went on to attacking their homes. The attack lasted for 12 hours, they attacked with armored personnel carriers and IEDs.
Senator Ahmed Zannah who represents the area at the national assembly said the 12 hour attack happened in the night when the people were sleeping. Continue...

"The attackers stormed the communities in the night when residents were still sleeping, setting ablaze houses and shooting residents who tried to escape from the fire. About 300 persons were confirmed dead after the incident, with several others injured. Almost all the houses in the communities were destroyed by the hoodlums who threw IEDs at the buildings. My brother who was at the scene of the attack told me that the actual number of the dead cannot be ascertained but at least they are up to 300. In fact, as he spoke he wept following the high number of the dead bodies which littered the market.” he said
 "It was just an hour after their withdrawal that the terrorists invaded the town, shooting everyone at sight and setting buildings on fire. So far 200 vehicles and thousands of houses, shops and an outfit of the Nigerian Customs Service, (NCS) were all burnt”, he explained

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