Bandits, Boko Haram kill over 100 persons in fresh attacks in Katsina, Borno
At least 50 persons are feared dead following a fresh attack on Kadisau town in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The bandits who were said to armed with sophisticated weapons arrived in the town at about 4:30 pm on Tuesday riding on over 100 motorcycles.
The attack happened hours after residents of Yantumaki Town in Danmusa Local Government Area of the state took to the streets to protest the rising insecurity particularly kidnapping in their area, following the abduction a man along with his daughter in the early hours of Tuesday.
Security operatives reportedly came to the aid of the residents about three hours after the attackers had left at about 6:00 pm.
The men attacked the village of Faduma Koloram, in Gubio local government area of Borno state.
They arrived in vehicles and on motorcycles, shooting with AK-47s, razing the village and stealing over 1,000 cattle and camels.
They said the men attacked because they suspected residents of sharing information on Boko Haram’s movements with security authorities.
“It’s an unfortunate day for us to witness this,” said CJTF fighter Kachallah Bumu. While he said the residents were armed, and had repelled previous attacks, this one caught them off guard.
“They took us unaware and killed our people,” he said.
Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have killed thousands and displaced millions in northeastern Nigeria.
Several people are also said to have been killed at a funeral in a second attack in yet another community in Borno.