Abuja – Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect this weekend killed seven people and burnt vehicles at a highway in the town of Benisheikh in Borno State.
According to witnesses, motorists were compelled to either return to Damaturu or Maiduguri as the highway was closed with the road totally barricaded.
This agency gathered that members of the sect barricaded the Maiduguri-Damaturu road at about 5:30 local time and started slaughtering their victims in Mallumti village.
However, a confrontation with vigilante youths, who killed three sect members, repelled the alleged terrorists who fled to the bushes.
A driver who survived the clashes and drove back to Damaturu with his passengers said, “I have to give thanks to Allah for sparing our lives. We could have run into the terrorists who slaughtered people in Mallumti village. When I sighted them barricading the road, I quickly made a U-turn and went back to Damaturu with my passengers. We had to sleep in Damaturu before coming to Maiduguri Motor Park the following morning.
The highway has over the weeks been a favourite hunting ground for the alleged Boko Haram terrorists who have killed thousands mostly in the northern parts of the country.
- CAJ News