Miaduguri - No fewer than 26 persons were reported killed by members of the Boko Haram sect at Izge Gwoza and Izge Dambuwa in Gwoza Local Government area of Borno State at the border of Adamawa State, reports Today.
The incident happened on Monday around 7pm local time.
Izge has been one of the deadliest strongholds of the Boko Haram insurgents until military moved in to reclaimed the place recently.
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Victims of the attack said members of sect disguised, wearing Army uniforms and convinced the villagers that they were soldiers who came to visit them, only for them to open fire on whoever they found around including some vigilante members.
Also, three female suicide bombers, who claimed to have escaped from the Boko Haram insurgents and were surrounded by the fleeing villagers, also blew themselves, killing another seven people.
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- News 24