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Terrorists Kill 7 In Borno Cemetery Attack

Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri

Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group on Wednesday morning attacked a funeral party killing seven persons at a cemetery in Sabon Gari village, in Damboa local government area of Borno State.

It was learnt that the villagers were attacked while they were trying to bury about 20 persons killed by the insurgents in an attack on Tuesday.

Two days ago, members of the terrorist group attacked neighbouring Mandafuma village in Biu local government area of the state, injuring one person and destroying properties worth millions of naira.

Some fleeing residents told journalists that apart from the seven people killed, many others were gravely injured during the attack and that some persons are still missing.

The attack which is the second in a space of two days occurred barely two weeks after the deadly attack on Damboa town where a Commanding Officer of 195 Battalion and the Divisional Police Officer, 16 Soldiers and 6 Policemen alongside several terrorists lost their lives.

The village is now deserted as people have fled for safety and there are no security operatives in the area as the military had redeployed its men previously stationed in the locality following the killing of the commanding officer.