By Musdafa Ilo, Maiduguri
Suspected members of Boko Haram group on Friday stormed Miringa, a village in southern Borno State, and killed 11 members who had defected from the sect, slitting their throats, residents said.
The victims were said to have deserted the sect few days earlier and relocated to the village, leaving residents suspicious and panicky.
Abba Modu, a member of Civilian-JTF, the youth vigilante group, said the attacks took place around 4.00 am As people were heard screaming but villagers were too scared to come out.
“Everyone knew in the village that the men who recently came back to settle among them were Boko Haram because they had left long ago and showing by their appearance and sudden return,” Modu said.
One of the villagers, who did not disclose his name said, “When we heard their cries, we knew they must have been attacked by their Boko Haram colleagues, and when we came out in the morning, we saw the 11 of them in the pool of blood with their throats cut.”