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Again, Insurgents Attack Borno Village, Kill 24
By Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
For the second time in three days, gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect have invaded a village in Borno State, killing at least 24 people and leaving several others injured.
According to a security source, who pleaded anonymity, the gunmen entered Kwajafa, 220km south of the state capita, Maiduguri, on Sunday pretending to be preachers.
“The insurgents, who rode to the town in Volkswagen Golf cars on Sunday evening, claimed to the villagers that they were there to preach,” the source said.
“They however opened fire on the people as soon as they gathered in an open place.”
Kwajafa is a town in Hawul local government area, south of Maiduguri and 35 kilometres from Biu, where many residents fled to following the attack.
This is the second attack since the presidential and National Assembly polls held on March 28 won by Muhammadu Buhari, the All Peoples Congress, APC candidate, who has promised to clamp down on the insurgents.
On Saturday, a village, Kayamla, in Konduga local government area of the state, was attacked and at least five people killed.