No fewer than 20 persons were killed yesterday, while 10 others were
injured when gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram
insurgency group launched an attack on Logomani village in Dikwa Local
Government Area of Borno State.
Dikwa is about 65 kilometres away from Maiduguri, where series of
terrorists' attacks and killings had occurred in recent times.
Soldiers were said to have later pursued the insurgents into the
forest around Ngamboru Ngala.
Bukar Alhaji Gana, a native of Logomani, said that about a week before
the attack, there was a rumour that some members of the sect were seen
heading towards Marte area, where a terrorist camp was located before
it was destroyed by the Joint Task Force, JTF.
He said: "We were told that some of the Boko Haram sect members came
around and warned some people, but left almost immediately towards
Marte, close to Lake Chad Basin."
It was learnt that the attackers, dressed in military uniforms, also
left with some of the women and also collected money from some of the
truck drivers in the area.
A passenger who narrowly escaped death, told newsmen that the
attackers shot three passengers and slaughtered 14 people before
someone alerted them that soldiers were coming. They fled on their
motorcycles into the bush.
At press time, there was no report from the military authorities on
the issue as the acting spokesman of the 7 Division Nigerian Army,
Captain Aliyu Danja, could not be reached for comments