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19 killed as terrorists storm Borno villages

26 September 2014, 12:03

Borno - Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have reportedly killed 19 people, including a pastor, and razed down public facilities at Shaffa and Shindiffu villages in the troubled Borno State.

According to members of the attacked communities, the murdered pastor was Eliud Gwamna Mshelizza of the Living Faith Church.

A teacher working at the Government Girls Secondary School Shaffa was among the dead.

According to villagers, victims were mostly Christians as the communities were mostly Christian dominated.

The assailants destroyed ten churches, a clinic and some staff quarters and structures at the Government Girls Secondary School in Shaffa.

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According to residents, the terrorists invaded Shaffa and wrecked havoc before storming nearby Shindiffu Village on Thursday.

Shaffa is in southern part of Borno State, about 20 kilometres drive from Azare, the headquarters of Hawul local government council.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Gideon Jubrin confirmed the attacks on Shaffa and Shindiffu villages.

He lamented that the in-accessibility of the area could not allow him the opportunity of getting briefed on the details.  

“Yes there was an attack on some villages of Hawul Local Government Area by suspected members of Boko Haram but I am yet to get details due to lack of telecommunication services in the affected areas,” he said.

- CAJ News


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