Sunday, November 24, 2013

16 killed in Borno, Plateau attacks

No fewer than 16 people were killed in overnight attacks by gunmen in
Borno and Plateau states.
In Borno state, 12 people were killed when over 30 gunmen suspected to
be members of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram on Sunday invaded
Sandiya village of Danboa LGA of Borno state on Sunday. The attack
was said to be in retaliation for information passed to security men
about them.
In Plateau, four people were reported killed on Saturday evening
when gunmen attacked the village of Kuka in Shendam Local Government
Area of Plateau State, while a seven year-old boy, identified as
Isaiah Samuel from Nafan in Fan district of Barakin Ladi was attacked
by some unknown gunmen. He is presently said to be receiving treatment
at the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, Jos.
However in addition to the 12 people killed in the Borno attack, many
people were injured while several houses were burnt down. The
retreating gunmen, who were said to have come under heavy attacks from
soldiers also invaded Arboko and Chinene villages behind the Gwoza
hills. The attack is coming less than few weeks after Gava 1 and 2
were similarly invaded.
Spokesman of of the 7 Brigade of the Nigerian Army could not be
contacted because of cut in communication.
However the Executive Director of Stefanos Foundation, Mr. Mark Lipdo,
confirmed the killings in a text message to our correspondent in Jos.
In the Kukah, gunmen suspected to be pastoralists were said to have
invaded the village Saturday evening, firing sporadically and setting
houses ablaze.

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