Boko Haram devils kill over 20 as they break fast

More than 20 people in the Gajigana community in Borno state, who were preparing to break their Ramadan fast, have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists.

The terrorists drove into the community in trucks and shot indiscriminately, at the time people had let down their guards.

A member of the House of Assembly, Audu Mustapha said the attack happened on Sunday evening.

Abba Seriki, a member of the local vigilante group in the community, said residents, who ran in different directions, were tired and could not run too far to a safe place during the attack as “most of them had endured the Ramadan fast.”

At least 20 bodies were earlier prepared for burial on Monday.

But a few other wounded victims died at the hospital while receiving treatment, Seriki said.

Local people said that troops deployed to Gajigana, a community in the Magumeri local government area of Borno, were in the eastern part of the attacked village when the Boko Haram drove in from the western part of the same area.

On Monday, Boko Haram also struck in Dapchi in Yobe State, where they stole 110 schoolgirls on 19 February 2018.

The kidnapped girls aged 11–19 years old were students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College.

Dapchi is located in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government area of Yobe State.

The military is yet to issue a statement on the two attacks.

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