Boko Haram kills Six, Abducts 13 in Borno

A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from...A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau (C). The head of Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists, Abubakar Shekau, has voiced support for the extremist Sunni Islamic State (IS) militant group, which has taken over large swathes of Iraq and Syria, in a new video seen on July 13. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHO/AFP/Getty Images

Members of the Boko Haram sect on Saturday attacked a village in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, killing six persons and abducting 13 others.

A member of the youth  vigilance group, Civilian JTF, who spoke anonymously to The Punch said on phone that the attackers rode on four motorcycles.

He said the incident occurred around 5a.m, adding that the insurgents entered some homes killed six people, kidnapped 13 others and left many wounded.

He said: “The hoodlums were in Kuburubu village today (Saturday), riding four motorbikes, they were eight in number and armed with guns.

“They attacked the village at about 5 am when everyone was still sleeping. They killed six persons and abducted about 13 others which they led into the bush.”

He said  seven women, five teenage boys, and a teenage girl were abducted.


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