Boko Haram insurgents raze Borno IDPs camp, kill many civilians


Suspected Boko Haram terrorists Wednesday attacked Kofa general areas including an IDPs camp in Konduga local government area of Borno State,killing no fewer than 13 civilians while over 40 makeshift tents in the Dalori 2 IDPs camp were burnt down by invaders.

A displaced person at Dalori 2 IDPs camp, Bukar Kashim, told Daily Trust that the security personnel at the camp were overpowered by the terrorists, adding that they shot and killed an old man in his presence.

“We thoughts it was normal shooting but it turned out to be Boko Haram”, he said, adding that, “Everyone was in disarrayed, they entered after the security and CJTF [Civilian Joint Task Force] were overpowered, one person was killed and about 40 tents were burnt.

“The government need to rise and protect us. This is an evidence that we are not safe anymore. We are begging President Buhari to protect us.

“Many of our people are yet to return and we don’t know their fate,” Bukar lamented.

A resident of Bulabbrin village, Usman Modu who wept profusely while speaking to the newspaper, said he lost three of his children.

“They were fully armed,” he said of the insurgents. “Each of them had two guns and shooting sporadically. I ran into the bush, leaving my family behind but when I came back this morning, three of my children were burnt.

“In this village, we lost nine persons. They killed four others in Kofa and adjoining villages were burnt down,” Modu was reported as saying.

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