Abuja - Members of the Boko Haram sect this weekend went on a rampage killing scores of people in a development seen as reneging from the ceasefire agreement with government.
The sect reportedly killed ten people in Maikadiri community of Abadam Local Government Area of Borno State.
Members of the sect were also reported to have captured Abadam, another Borno town on Sunday.
The terrorists group was also alleged to have attacked the town with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and petrol-bombs on Saturday night before it was captured.
It was learnt that the sect hoisted their black and white flag and have started moves to declare the town another Islamic caliphate.
A resident of the area who called journalists in Maiduguri, said with the capture and occupation of Abadam, the flags of Boko Haram, were hoisted in three strategic locations of the town.
A senior security source, on condition of anonymity, told journalists in Maiduguri that they received the report of the attack in Maikadiri.
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“Just as we have started celebrating a ceasefire, we got news that the terrorists have attacked again giving us an indication that there was no such agreement or perhaps there is more than a terror group,” he said.
He said about 20 Boko Haram fighters in two hilux vehicles stormed Maikadiri in Abadam Local Government, in the northern part of Borno and started shooting into residents' homes.
A member of the local vigilante, Kashim Abba in Maiduguri also confirmed the report. Abba also alleged that the insurgents killed father of the former speaker of Borno State Parliament, Goni Ali Modu, in Abadam local government area.
Locals said members of the sect renewed attack on Shaffa, Hawul Local Government in South of Borno on Saturday morning and killed eight people.
“There was pandemonium in Shaffa as Boko Haram invaded the nearby village, shooting at everybody at sight. We had to flee into the bush and as I am talking to you many of us are taking refuge in the bush,” said a survivor.
- CAJ News