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40 feared killed as Boko Haram invades another Borno village

At least 40 villagers were killed and several others injured yesterday Saturday May 17th as Boko Haram gunmen attacked Dalwa-Masuba village in Damboa LGA of Borno State, Premium Times reports.

Security sources and a witness said the gunmen stormed the village in large numbers and burnt down virtually all buildings in the village as well as three pickup vans carrying woods to Damboa.

A member of the vigilante in Dalwa-Masuba, who spoke to journalists in Maiduguri on phone, said no security personnel had reached the attacked town at the time he was speaking. “We were on patrol somewhere near Damboa when we heard about the attack from some of the villagers who ran from the village”, said the source. “We had to drive to the town on our patrol van; we met the entire village on fire, and about 40 persons dead, there were bodies all over the place; three firewood pickups were also set ablaze.”

The police and the military in Borno are yet to formally confirm the attack, although security sources in Maiduguri, the state capital, said they had been briefed of the attack.

Dalwa-Masuba is a farming community 40km away from Damboa Town and about 80km south-west of Maiduguri.

Source: Premium Times

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