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Boko Haram kills Borno firewood dealers

27 January 2016, 10:05Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Suspected members of Boko Haram have reportedly killed five firewood dealers in Jawu, Borno State.

Youth vigilante groups found the dealers dead after the latter had gone missing.

Ibrahim Ardo, a member of the youth vigilante group in Maiduguri, confirmed the deaths.

He said the five slain people were part of a team of 15 firewood dealers who had gone to Jawu, a village about 20 kilometers from Maiduguri, the capital of the troubled Borno State.

Ardo said eight of the dealers who left Maiduguri on Monday had escaped the attack of the insurgents with two others still missing.

Also Read: One killed in Boko Haram attack on Yobe village

"The eight persons had brought message to town of the attack, which prompted a group of youth vigilante, hunters and policemen to embark on a manhunt,” Ardo said.

Ardo, who was part of the rescue team, said the vigilantes and hunters from Bulumkutu, Pompomari, Gomari and Ajilari Cross mobilize for a rescue operation on Tuesday afternoon.

“After hours of searching the forest, we saw the victims' bodies scattered around the bush, their hands tied from behind, some had their throat slit and others died from gunshots."

Another member of the rescue team, Abba Idris, said the insurgents burnt the vehicle used by the victims for the trip to Jawu forest.

It was established the five corpses had been deposited at the Umaru Shehu Hospital.

- CAJ News


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