Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Seven travellers have been killed in yet another attack along the Maiduguri-Biu road, by an armed gang suspected to be Boko Haram, members, who operated for several hours unchallenged.
The incident, which occurred on Saturday, caused many motorists to abandon the road for other bypasses for most of the day.
The armed men also reportedly stormed Gwargube, a village along the road, where theu summoned the villagers and threatened them to cooperate or be killed.
“They stopped the vehicles and killed seven of the occupants. In Gwargube, they vowed to kill the villagers and burn their properties if they cooperate with security operatives. They did not kill anyone there,” a youth vigilante in the area told neesmen.
He said many others were injured and were taken to hospitals in Maiduguri.
The Maiduguri-Biu road has continued to record several attacks in spite of military patrol in the area.