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Boko Haram Attacks Borno Communities, Kills 22 Villagers

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Borno State has again suffered another round of deadly scourge by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect that murdered about 22 people recently in deadly attack.

According to Premium Times, successful separate attacks were coordinated this week by gunmen in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State causing a massive bloodbath.

The attacks were carried out between Monday and Tuesday, according to a top official of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria in Borno State, Abbas Gava. The vigilante usually work with soldiers to secure Borno, and the government has said many of them will be recruited into the army after the Boko Haram is defeated.

The source informed Premium Times that the villages of Dasa and Duwabayi, both in Monguno Local Government Area, were attacked by the Boko Haram insurgents.

“We received the sad information from our colleagues operating in Monguno who said on Monday that gunmen attacked Dasa, a village about 3km away from Monguno during which they killed nine persons”, said Mr. Gava who also functions as the spokesman of the local vigilante group in the state.

“On Tuesday night, again, the gunmen went to attack Duwabayi, another village not far away from Dasa, where they killed 13 persons – making it a total of 22 dead casualties. The gunmen who stormed the villages in large numbers ensured that they burnt down every building in the two villages”.

Mr. Gava added that members of his vigilante group on Wednesday in Monguno arrested one of the notorious amirs (commander) of Boko Haram whom they reportedly handed over to the soldiers in Monguno.

He said residents of the two villages fled their homes in the wake of the attacks.
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