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3.9.17

Black Sallah: Boko Haram terrorists slaughter 11 persons in IDPs camp in Banki, Borno

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Black Sallah: Boko Haram terrorists slaughter 11 persons in IDPs camp in Banki, Borno
Borno State Emergency Management Agency Boss Engr Satomi Ahmed alongside Caretaker Chairman Bama Local Council Hon Babashehu Gulumba, visited Banki community to commiserate with the victims and entire people of Banki,  over Boko Haram attack on Sallah Day.
The insurgents in the early hours of Friday invaded the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in Banki town, bordering Cameroon, killed eleven people and wounded two.
The group was said to have  infiltrated the camp which has about 45,000 persons, attacking, killing and injuring their victims quietly with knives.
They were also said to have carted away food belonging to the displaced persons.
The terrorists used knives instead of firearms or explosives in order not to alert soldiers at the military base adjacent to the camp. However, soldiers were reportedly alerted once the attack was discovered and moved in to dislodge the insurgents.
“At around 12:30 am (2330 GMT Thursday) this morning some Boko Haram terrorists broke the barricade securing the IDP camp from the rear towards the Cameroon border and entered to seize food from IDPs,” a senior military officer in the town told AFP.
"They killed 11 IDPs and wounded two in the attack,” said the military officer who declined to be named.
Adamu Ahmad, a member of a civilian militia charged with protecting the Banki camp, who confirmed the incident said:
“We have reason to believe they most likely acted on a tip-off from insiders,” said the officer who suggested that wives or children of Boko Haram fighters may have infiltrated the camp disguised as displaced people to spy.

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