Once again, Boko Haram gunmen laid siege to Bama, in Borno State, at the weekend, this time armed with knives and cutlasses, killing three persons and injuring eight others.
The injured people are said to be receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH.
The casualty figure would probably have been higher but for the fact that the town was virtually deserted as residents had fled after experiencing several attacks launched one after another.
The insurgents are believed to have switched to using and cutlasses, in the process slaughtering victims, instead of using guns, in the belief that gunshots would alert and attract security agents.
Meanwhile, over 4000 persons have been displaced in Dumba, a village in the state where 44 people were killed last week, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has said.
The insurgents numbering about 50 stormed Dumba village last Tuesday at night, setting fire on houses and reportedly killing 44 persons.
According to a statement signed by the agency’s north east zonal information officer, AbdulkadirIbrahim, over 4000 internally displaced persons have so far been registered by officials, majority of who are fishermen and farmers.
Ibrahim said the zonal coordinator of the agency, Muhammed Kanar, led a team of officers from the office to register the displaced person in a camp located at the Central Primary School in Bagatown.
The NEMA team was led to the camp by security agents from the Joint Task Force, JTF, and assisted by the Red Cross and other stakeholders.
According to the statement, displaced persons were provided with mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets, buckets, cups, plates, wax prints, guinea brocade, bathing soap, sanitary pads, and detergents.
Ibrahim also disclosed that they were provided with food items like rice, maize, guinea corn, millet, vegetable oil, palm oil, noodles, salt, sugar and milk.
The chairman of Baga local government area, Lawal Alhaji, who was at the camp to receive theNEMA officials, extended his appreciation to the federal government for providing succour to the people at the time of need.