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Boko Haram Kills Five In Borno Village
In the first attack since last Saturday’s presidential election, the outlawed Boko Haram terrorist group attacked a Borno village early Saturday morning, killing five persons.
The village, Kayamla, is in Konduga local government area of Borno state, which is just a few kilometres from Maiduguri, the state capital.
The insurgents are said to have sneaked into the village from surrounding bushes, catching everybody unawares, and setting houses ablaze and killing people at least five people.
A member of the youth vigilante group, popularly known as Civilian JTF, said that members of the local security support group too were caught unawares but that they quickly rallied to repel the insurgents.
But, according to him, the Boko Haram men had already succeeded in killing five people and burning down several houses before this intervention.
The activities of the insurgency group had been greatly curtailed following a spirited military campaign launched by the combined armed forces of Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon, which appeared to have greatly reduced terrorist attacks in the North east.