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45 Civilians Killed In Borno Village
Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Barely a day after Boko Haram insurgents wrecked havoc in three villages in Gwoza local government area of Borno State that claimed over 300 lives, another forty-five persons have been reportedly killed in Bargari village.
Bargari village is in Konduga local government area of the state and on the outskirts of Maiduguri.
The attack which took place on Wednesday night left many others wounded and a lot more displaced, as houses and shops were set ablaze.
The insurgents who drove in Toyota Hilux vehicles, were armed with AK47 rifles, Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, and petrol bombs and they also carted away foodstuffs and livestocks.
A survivor of the attack who said he counted 45 dead bodies, narrated that the gunmen stormed the village at about 9pm on Wednesday and gathered the residents in one place convincing them that they came into Bargari to propagate the teaching/preaching of Islam.
He said when almost all residents were gathered, another set of insurgents surfaced and opened fire on the residents. Only a few of them managed to escaped.
“We started running for our dear lives, I was able to escape without being shot, but the gunmen were able to kill over 40, injured many before they started looting properties and set structures ablaze, razing the whole village completely,” the resident said.