By Iro Babayola
A pastor and two of his children have been killed by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect in a raid carried out in Doruwa village in Nangere local government area of Yobe state.
Nangere is 110 kilometres from Damaturu, the state capital.
Military spokesman of 3 division Special Operation Battalion, Eli Lazarus, a Captain, confirmed in a statement that the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday.
He said the insurgent stormed Doruwa village, burnt down a church and two other houses, killing a Pastor and two of his children, before fleeing the scene.
“In the early hours of Thursday, 26 September 2013, unknown gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Terrorists attacked Dorawa village in Nangere Local Government Council of Yobe State. During the attack, a pastor and his 2 children were killed,” the statement said.
Witnesses told journalists that the insurgents who were eight in number arrived the village around 1:00am Thursday morning on two motorcycles.
The military saidno arrest has been made so far but efforts are being intensified to arrest the culprits and urged law abiding citizens not to relent in providing credible and timely information that could help security agencies to overcome terrorism in the state and the country at large.
The latest attack is coming seven days after suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked Buni-Yadi, headquarters of Gujba local government area killing three people and burning several property in the area.
Only yesterday, leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, who was believed to be dead after a shootout with the Nigeria military reappeared in a new video saying he was alive and threatening more.